Plantar Fasciitis | Estero

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On average, people take 6,000 to 10,000 steps each day. With each step there are normal movement patterns that should be completed. When these patterns deviate from normal, a variety of conditions can often result.

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom surface of the foot connecting the heel bone to the ball of the foot. Excessive stretching of this tissue while running or walking can cause tiny tears that lead to irritation and inflammation.

Plantar fasciitis is most painful with your first steps in the morning or after a long rest because the tissue contracts and becomes less flexible while you are off your feet. The pain may decrease as the day progresses and the plantar fascia is stretched, but may return after long periods of standing, walking or running.

  • Intense pain in the heel and/or arch
  • Pain with first steps in the morning or after long periods of rest.

  • Excessive rolling inward of the foot or over-pronation
  • Tight calf muscles or Achilles tendons
  • Flat feet or high arches
  • Improperly fitted shoes
  • Inadequate arch support
  • Standing, walking or running for long periods
  • Excess body weight

  • Stretch feet and legs regularly
  • Elevate the injured foot
  • Ice and massage your foot
  • Wear a night splint
  • Choose low-impact exercise
  • Lose excess body weight
  • Add arch supports to your shoes
  • Replace shoes with inadequate arch support

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Supportive athletic, casual or dress shoes
  • Chung Shi and other specialty rocker soled shoes
  • Custom-fitted, custom-crafted arch supports (orthotics)
  • Over-the-counter arch supports (orthotics)
  • Night splints
  • Massage tube
  • Warming gels
  • Foot massage balls

Visit a Foot Solutions fit expert today for a free digital foot assessment, consultation and treatment recommendations for effective non-invasive solutions.

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Christopher Cole, Licensed Board Certified Pedorthist

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