Do You Experience Heel Pain?

Do you have pain on the bottom of your heel? Plantar Fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain due to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Over pronation and a tight heel cord are the most common causes of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.

Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of oral or topical anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, physical therapy, and injections.

Foot and Ankle Center in Cape Coral offers many treatment options to help get rid of your heel pain. For more information and frequently asked questions, call our office and schedule an appointment.

Arin J. Sheingold, DPM