Plantar fasciitis can be debilitating, causing great pain in your feet. If you have symptoms of this condition, expert podiatrist Trent Brookshier, DPM, at North Park Podiatry in San Diego, California, provides superior evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments. Call the office today to schedule an appointment if you have foot concerns, or book an appointment online when you’re ready.
Plantar fasciitis is a common and painful foot condition that affects the plantar fascia. This thick band of tissue runs along the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes, absorbing any shock to the bottom of your foot, and supporting your arches, as well.
If you have plantar fasciitis, you might experience:
The hallmark symptom is intense, stabbing pain in your heel, typically at the bottom. This discomfort is usually most pronounced during your first steps in the morning or after prolonged rest.
You might also experience arch pain, as the plantar fascia is responsible for maintaining the arch's integrity.
Your foot can feel stiff, especially after inactivity or extended periods of standing.
Pain often worsens with prolonged walking, running, or other weight-bearing activities.
The exact cause of plantar fasciitis can vary, but it typically occurs due to a combination of factors:
During an evaluation, the team can provide an accurate diagnosis and an effective treatment plan.
Treating plantar fasciitis is typically a multifaceted approach, and the choice of treatment may vary depending on the severity of your condition. Common strategies include:
In rare, extreme cases where conservative methods fail, the team may recommend surgical intervention to release tension on the plantar fascia.
If you’re struggling with symptoms of plantar fasciitis, turn to North Park Podiatry. Call the friendly staff today or use the online scheduler now.