If you are experiencing chronic and unusual foot pain, you may have plantar fasciitis. Keep in mind that pain does not resolve on its own unless the source of the problem has been addressed. If the pain stems from your heel, then it’s highly likely that you need treatment for plantar fasciitis.
The most common cause of foot pain is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a condition where an individual’s plantar fascia—the thick tissues that are found at the bottom of your foot that links your heel bone to your toes—become inflamed. Patients with plantar fasciitis can experience severe sharp pain when they get up in the morning. The pain will subside and return frequently throughout the day.
The first indication of plantar fasciitis is heel pain. In most cases, plantar fasciitis only affects one foot but there are cases that affect both. Since pain is subjective, the description of pain may differ from patient to patient. Some may describe the pain as dull while others describe it as sharp. There are also those that feel a burning sensation at the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel.
Individuals who are overweight or obese are at risk of developing plantar fasciitis as a result of the extra pressure on their plantar fascia ligaments. Pregnancy and long-distance runners are also prone to plantar fasciitis.
If you are experiencing foot pain, see your doctor right away. The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County is proud to offer the finest orthopedic and podiatric care using state-of-the-art technology. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!