www.PatelPodiatry.com Plantar fasciitis is when you have pain in the bottom of your foot, mainly in the arch area but it can be towards the heal area as well. The pain can be excruciating at times, and you may feel like the tissue is tearing at the bottom. It is worse when you rest for a while and then you get up again, such as getting out of the car or when waking up in the morning. It hurts like heck when you walk on it, and you feel much older than you should when walking on it.
There are many causes of plantar fasciitis including working on hard surfaces, being in a sedentary job, standing up all the time, wearing bad shoes, having bad posture, as well as being on your feet on a constant basis where your tissues on the bottom of your feet are irritated. The other main reason is faulty mechanics that cause your feet to roll into the ground, causing an overstretching of the tissues.
There are many ways of treating it. First we have to diagnose it, and we have many ways of doing this including examination, ultrasound, and x-rays. Then we treat it, whether it is mechanically treating it with therapy, getting you in the right shoes, bringing the right support mechanism or sometimes we have to give you injections, bracing or orthotics. But it is a manageable thing that can be taken care of without any problems. To make an appointment with a podiatrist, contact Family Foot Care & Surgery at 203-876-7736 or online at http://www.patelpodiatry.com/contact.cfm.