Plantar fasciitis is a common overuse injury that occurs as a result of sports-related activities such as running or jumping. It may also be due to poor footwear choices or odd foot mechanics.
When you first put weight on your foot, you’ll usually feel pressure in the bottom of your foot. When you first wake up in the morning, you can experience this.
Plantar fasciitis is most often caused by a series of accidents over time. Within a few weeks of therapy, you will be in less pain. However, it will take some time for the pain to subside completely. It could take anywhere from a few months to a year.
Stick to the recovery plan. If you don’t, you might experience constant pain while standing or walking. Your feet will stop hurting faster if you start treatment right away.
There are a few things you can do to stop having plantar fasciitis or to keep it from coming back. Lose weight if you’re overweight. Warm up with the stretching exercises mentioned above before working out or engaging in sports. Choose shoes with arch support and heel cushioning. If you already have plantar fasciitis, you can do exercises that stretch the Achilles’ tendon and calf muscles in addition to stretching the plantar fascia.
If home care isn’t working, seek professional assistance. Your doctor will determine whether or not the discomfort you’re experiencing is caused by plantar fasciitis, and can also warn you if it isn’t.
That’s the tough part, since other things will cause pain in your feet’s bottoms. So, if you’re really in pain after a few days of trying to relieve it, see your doctor.
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!