One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. It is caused by inflammation of a thick band of tissue that attaches your heel bone to your toes and extends across the bottom of your foot.
Plantar fasciitis is a form of plantar fasciitis that causes stabbing pain when you take your first steps in the morning. The pain usually goes away when you get up and walk about, but it can come back after long periods of standing or when you get up after sitting.
Ignoring plantar fasciitis can lead to persistent heel pain that makes daily activities difficult. Changing your walking style to alleviate plantar fasciitis pain may result in foot, knee, hip, or back issues.
Plantar fasciitis patients have described a dull pain as well as a stabbing pain. Plantar fasciitis causes the following symptoms:
Using only at-home treatments, more than 90% of plantar fasciitis patients recover within ten months.
Permanent healing is difficult if the root cause of your plantar fasciitis is something you can’t alter, such as the fact that your foot is flat. Continue to battle the symptoms with at-home treatments and the healthcare provider’s advice.
The greatest pain will come when you first get out of bed in the morning and after a long period of sitting. Expect extreme pain to escalate as a result of high-impact exercise, but keep in mind that it’s usually not lifelong if you stick to your recovery plan. To reduce symptoms, you should expect to have to change some of your habits.
As you know, the plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of this tissue, which can cause a stabbing pain usually felt at the heel. Dr. Chen sees patients with plantar fasciitis at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Center for Sports Medicine in Walnut Creek, California. He is a board-certified Pediatrician and Sports Medicine Doctor that specializes in the non-operative medical treatment of a wide variety of various musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Chen graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine and went on to complete Pediatric residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey (Rutgers), then went on to fellowship training in Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the perennially top-ranked children’s hospitals in the nation. There he provided sideline coverage for NCAA Division I athletics at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University (OH). Being a part of The Center for Sports Medicine allows Dr. Chen quick access to a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, physiatrists, and physical therapists to return you to your highest functional level quickly and safely. Click here to contact us for your next appointment!