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By Clinica de los Pies
November 11, 2015
Category: Podiatric Issues
Tags: Plantar Fasciitis  

Learn more about the condition that is one of the common causes of foot pain.

Are you dealing with unexplained foot pain that makes it difficult to get around or perform your daily activities? Find out if your problem could be the result of plantar fasciitis and how your Huntington Park podiatrist Dr. Michael Mayo can help.Plantar Fasciitis

Q. What is plantar fasciitis?

A. This condition causes irritation or inflammation of the band of tissue known as the plantar fascia, which run from the heel to the front of the foot. The plantar fascia’s job is to provide arch support and to absorb some of the strain placed on your feet during daily activity. If the plantar fascia takes on too much stress inflammation can occur.

Q. What risk factors predispose me to developing plantar fasciitis?

A. Those with high arches or flat feet, those who have tight ankles or calf muscles, and those who are involved in repetitive movement activities like running are more likely to deal with plantar fasciitis. Also, suddenly increasing the duration or intensity of your workout can bring on a bout of plantar fasciitis.

Q. What are the symptoms of this foot problem?

A. The most common symptoms are foot pain and stiffness, particularly in the heel. The pain can be characterized as anything from a dull ache to a stabbing pain. The pain may be worse upon waking, after physical activity or after standing for long periods of time.

Q. Should I see my doctor about my condition?

A. While there are probably people out there that have made a full recovery without seeing anyone, it’s highly recommended that you see your podiatrist in Huntington Park. After all, you may think your foot pain is due to plantar fasciitis but it could be another condition altogether that also requires a different treatment. To play it safe and to make sure that you are treating your foot problem properly, you should come into our office for an exam.

Q. What are my treatment options to eliminate foot pain?

A. There are many forms of treatment that can be used to reduce your symptoms. We recommend taking time to rest and allow your fascia to heal. This means staying off your feet as much as possible and staying away from physical activity that places stress on the feet.

Other treatment options include orthotics, bracing or taping, corticosteroid injections, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, icing, or in rare cases surgery.

Don’t let foot pain control your life. Turn to our foot expert Dr. Mayo at Clinica de los Pies today to get the care you and your feet deserve.

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