Is your first step as you get out of bed painful? Are you skipping your workouts due to foot pain? You may be experiencing plantar fasciitis, a foot condition that causes inflammation in the fibrous tissue of your foot. Dr. Justin Hartman at Hartman Family Wellness in Colleyville, Texas, offers specialized treatment for plantar fasciitis to reduce pain and get you back on your feet. Call today or book an appointment online to start treatment.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the fibrous band of tissue, known as fascia, that runs from the heel of your foot to your toes. Fascia supports the muscles and arch of your foot, and when overly stretched tiny tears occur, it leads to pain and inflammation.
Doctors used to think this type of foot pain was caused by bony growths called heel spurs, but now believe that the heel spurs are a result, not cause, of the pain from plantar fasciitis.
There are a number of causes of plantar fasciitis, including:
Wearing worn-down shoes with thin soles or high-heeled shoes may also lead to plantar fasciitis.
While men get plantar fasciitis, it’s more common in women. Runners are also more at risk of developing the foot condition.
Your risk of plantar fasciitis also increases as you age or if you’re overweight or on your feet all day.
Pain in the bottom of your foot at the front or center of the heel bone is the most common symptom of plantar fasciitis. The pain may be at its worst first thing in the morning, known as “first-step pain,” or when you stand after sitting for a long period of time.
Plantar fasciitis pain also often occurs right after exercise.
Dr. Hartman can diagnose plantar fasciitis after an examination of your foot, specifically by checking for tender areas. He is able to pinpoint the cause of your pain based on its location on your foot.
Dr. Hartman may also order an X-ray to rule out a stress fracture in your heel if he feels this may also be a possible cause of your pain.
Dr. Hartman treats plantar fasciitis with specialized electrical stimulation and infrared therapy along with vibration therapy. This protocol is extremely effective and completely reverses the condition within 3 months of care.
If you’d like relief from your foot pain, call the office or book an appointment online today.