Plantar Fasciitis

Pain Relief from Planter Fasciitis in NE Philadelphia, PA

Plantar Fascia is the thick band that attaches the toes to the heel bone. It runs across the bottom of your foot. If you are feeling heel pain, it could because of Plantar Fasciitis. It is most often seen in runners, pregnant women, people who wear shoes that do not support their feet, and overweight individuals. Normally, it is only a stabbing pain that happens in the heel of the foot at the beginning of the day, with the first few steps you take. Then, the pain eventually fades as you continue walking. The pain is also only, usually, felt in one foot, but it is not impossible to feel the pain in both feet.

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Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

– Pain on the bottom of the heel or arch

– Heel or Arch pain that is usually worse after prolonged standing or walking

– Heel or Arch pain that increases over a period of months

– Heel or Arch pain with first steps out of bed, prolonged sitting or after a long car ride

– Heel or Arch pain after or during running

– For some people the pain subsides but returns after spending long periods of time on their feet.

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

The most common cause of plantar fasciitis is overuse accompanied with an abnormal 

foot structure.

– Prolonged standing.

– Weak muscles.

– Tight calf muscles, Achilles tendon.

– Incorrect shoes

– Poor support in the shoes

– Obesity contributes to plantar fasciitis.

Diagnosis of Plantar Fasciitis

Dr. Stuart Himmelstein located in NE Philadelphia, PA will conduct a good physical exam to determine the best possible treatment for your plantar fasciitis..

Diagnostic imaging studies such as x-rays, ultrasound, a bone scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be used to distinguish the different types of heel pain. Sometimes heel spurs are found in patients with plantar fasciitis, but these are not a source of pain.

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