Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain among both athletes and non-athletes. This condition is due to direct, repetitive stress on your heel which causes inflammation of the thick band of tissue on the bottom of your food that connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis is common among people who are overweight, people who constantly stand on hard surfaces (like a runner), and people who wear shoes with inadequate support. For athletes, plantar fasciitis is mostly in result of training errors. Heel pain can last a long time, where most symptoms go away within 10 months of gradual improvement. Dr. Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist and nutritionist, wants you to be aware of these following symptoms!
- Gradual onset of pain: pain is normally worst in the morning and after exercise.
- Burning, stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel
- Pain with weight-bearing activities
- Pain when shifting weight on to your toes
- Pain after long periods of standing or rising from sitting
Keep an eye out for the next post this Thursday! Where we tell you simple steps you may take to relieve your pain.
Call Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center for any questions or to schedule an appointment with one of our expert and caring physical therapist! (714)997-5518
1111 W. Town and Country Rd. Ste. 1
Orange, CA 92868