By John Erotas
September 16, 2014
Category: heel pain
Planter Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. If you are finding that your heel is pulsating with pain and when you press on your heel, it is tender, inflammed, and painful, you may have planter fasciitis. This foot condition is common in middle age and easily treated. The annoyance is with the pain. As a Sun City foot doctor and Scottsdale foot doctor, I am here to help treat this pain.
To treat this foot condition, you’ll want to immediately see a podiatrist to diagnose the problem and provide a treatment plan. We don’t want this condition getting any worse and interfering with your life any more than it has too.
There are several possible causes of Planter fasciitis and as a Sun City podiatrist and Scottsdale podiatrist, it is my duty to figure out why you are experiencing the pain and treat this pain eliminating it’s cause. Some causes of Planter fasciitis and it's heel pain may include high or low arched feet, wearing shoes that don’t fit well, being on your feet for long overwhelming periods, or having a tight achilles tendon.
One of the most beneficial ways of eliminating heel pain is to make sure you are completely comfortable while walking and standing. We want to take as much pressure off your feet as possible. So firstly, make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes. Next, we’ll fit you for custom orthotics.
These orthotics are aligned specifically to your feet so that when you walk you get the maximum support. Patients are amazed at how much having simple custom orthotics drastically changes their life with pain free feet. If your going to be on your feet a lot, which a lot of us are, we have to focus on being comfortable.
No one treatment works for eliminating planter fasciitis. It is about removing pressure and stress from your heal so that the planter fascia band (under your heel) has time to rest and heal itself. One does this by getting off one’s feet as much as possible, wearing orthotics, and icing the heel regularly. The goal is to decrease inflammation and stress on the planter fascia band so that it can go back to being normal.
At American Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Michael Stegman and Dr. John Erotas both have extensive experience eliminating Planter Fasccitis. Come in today for an appointment. We have two offices, one located in Sun City, AZ, the other in Scottsdale, AZ. Call 480-483-9000 today and schedule an appointment!
By John Erotas