Signs of Plantar Fasciitis

Do you often feel pain in your heel? Perhaps you experience tenderness in your feet after exercising. Perhaps you notice the pain when you first step out of bed in the morning? 

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, and it can occur in both the young and the elderly. Repetitive movements and tears in the tissue that runs across the bottom of your feet can cause inflammation and pain. 

An inflamed and painful plantar fascia often occurs in runners, workers who spend a lot of time on their feet, and overweight individuals. 

If you’re looking for possible causes of your heel pain, continue reading to find out what our experts at Caring Podiatry say about the signs of plantar fasciitis. 

Signs of plantar fasciitis 

The symptoms of plantar fasciitis often occur over the course of a few days and improve with rest. For example, if you go for a long run and experience mild pain in your heel, the pain may worsen as time goes by if you continue exercising. 

Other symptoms of plantar fasciitis include the following:

You may be able to relieve the discomfort by icing and stretching your feet every morning or by wearing a night splint. A night splint prevent the fascia from becoming stiff and shortened due to sleeping with your toes pointed.

Managing plantar fasciitis symptoms 

Although chronic plantar fasciitis may require treatment, there are a few ways you can relieve and prevent pain without going to the doctor’s office. 

If your symptoms are mild, try the following:

If your pain is severe and lasts longer than two weeks, or if you lose feeling in your feet, see our specialists as soon as possible. Keep in mind that diabetes can also lead to foot complications.

Our experts at Caring Podiatry use custom-made orthotics, as well as Interfyl injections, which are made with human connective tissue sourced from placenta, that can repair the tears in the fascia.

Learn more about what’s causing your symptoms 

If your pain keeps coming back despite you taking precautionary measures, you may benefit from seeing one of our providers at Caring Podiatry. Our staff can help you find the root cause of your pain and come up with a personalized treatment plan. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Monroe Township and Neptune, New Jersey.

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