If you have pain in your heels, you might have plantar fasciitis. At Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic, Adam Matthews, DPM, and Karson Howard, DPM, and their team have extensive experience diagnosing and creating customized treatment plans to relieve pain and inflammation caused by plantar fasciitis. They have offices in Thayne and Jackson, Wyoming, and Pocatello, Soda Springs, Montpelier, and Idaho Falls, Idaho. Call or book an appointment online at the location nearest you today.
You have a ligament or a band of connective tissue in your foot called the plantar fascia, which runs from your heel bone along the bottom of your foot to your toes. It supports your arches and absorbs any kind of shock to your foot every time your feet hit the ground.
When this ligament becomes inflamed, you have plantar fasciitis..
Plantar fasciitis causes heel pain, which can also swell and lead to pain in your arch. If you ignore the beginning symptoms, you might experience additional complications to other structures like your back, hip, or knee.
Your pain is mostly intensified when you wake up and start walking, because your ligament tightens when you’re inactive. Depending on the severity of your plantar fasciitis, your pain can lessen as you keep moving and stretching your ligaments.
The team of podiatrists at Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic work with you to develop a plan that gives you effective results.
Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic offers a conservative approach to your care. Options include:
They also provide dynamic custom orthotics to remedy your condition and help you feel comfortable on your feet again.
You can reduce your plantar fasciitis pain with the following home remedies:
Extra weight can cause extra pressure and stress on your plantar fascia. Maintaining a healthy weight can help relieve your plantar fasciitis considerably.
Shoes that provide good arch support, are low to the ground, and have plenty of cushion can reduce your pain. It’s best to always wear shoes and never walk barefoot.
If you have swelling or pain, cover ice with a cloth and put it on your target areas to help reduce your inflammation and discomfort.
Your podiatrist can give you specific exercises that keep your plantar fascia, Achilles tendon, and calf muscles stretched. If your pain continues, call Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic for an evaluation.
Don’t let plantar fasciitis slow you down. Call or book your appointment online at Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic today.