What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is a common cause of foot and heel pain, especially in middle-aged people. It can also affect certain groups of people that are on their feet often and put excessive stress on their foot, such as athletes and armed forces members. When excessive strain is put on the ligament that runs along the arch of your foot, tiny tears occur in the plantar fascia ligament. This leads to plantar fasciitis. Certain conditions or behaviors can also cause plantar fasciitis over time. These include:
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis:
- Excessive Pronation – Rolling your feet inward when you walk
- High Arches
- Flat Feet
- Walking or Standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time
- Tight Achilles or Calf muscles
- Wearing shoes that are worn out
A stabbing pain derived from plantar fasciitis can occur when you take your first steps in the morning or after you get up from sitting for long periods of time. Increased steps reduce stiffness and thus can alleviate some pain. While walking around may reduce pain in the foot, eventually the pain will resurface, especially when you stand or walk for too long.
Planar Fasciitis is most common in runners, but people who are overweight or who wear shoes with inadequate support can also suffer from this condition.
How We Can Help with Planar Fasciitis
At Chicagoland Medical, our expert professional staff will walk you through an initial consultation to determine the cause of your planar fasciitis. Once we understand the root of the problem, we will cater a comprehensive plan to your body and symptoms to ensure that your foot pain and planar fasciitis is cured permanently.
Foot pain – especially planar fasciitis – can be a severely debilitating injury for most people. It can affect your ability to do the things you love or even slow you down on day-to-day activities. Call Chicagoland Medical today and rehabilitate your planar fasciitis.