What Causes Plantar Fasciitis And What Can You Do About It?

Posted on: 22 February 2021

Plantar fasciitis causes pain in the foot that is usually felt when you are taking your first steps in the morning after your feet have been at rest all night. Plantar fasciitis is felt anywhere from the ball of the foot to the heel. This is because it affects the tissue that runs from the heel to the toes, and it becomes inflamed, which results in the pain. The inflammation will subside and your feet will feel less painful as you move, but you will feel it again after you've been at rest. Read on for what may cause this and what you can do about it.

Causes Of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can be caused by a handful of things, including being overweight, an issue with how you walk, not wearing supportive shoes, or being on your feet too much. Plantar fasciitis can affect anyone, and although it is treatable, there may be times when this condition needs to be treated with surgery. There are a number of different things you can try to help treat your plantar fasciitis, but you should get to a podiatrist for help to be sure this is the condition you actually have and to learn which treatment options are best for you.

Treatment Options For Plantar Fasciitis

Your plantar fasciitis treatment may not be the same as the treatment for someone else. Just because wearing inserts works for one individual doesn't mean it will work for you. Every patient is different, and it's best to try different things in order to treat this condition. Adding inserts to your shoes can help with this condition, as it adds extra support to your shoes when you don't have enough. Changing your shoes to new ones that have proper support can also help treat this condition. If you are overweight, you should try to lose weight in order to prevent too much stress on your feet, which can lead to other foot-related issues as well. If how you walk is what is causing your plantar fasciitis, physical therapy may need to be in order to help change how you walk. 

If you have pain in your feet with your first steps in the morning or after being at rest, you should make an appointment with a podiatrist to be treated properly for this condition to help you walk without feeling pain. Contact a podiatrist to learn more.


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Hello, my name is Dylan. Welcome to my website about podiatry. When I was in a dancing group, I constantly injured my toes. I tried to correct my posture issues, but mechanical issues prevented the change. I decided to work with a podiatrist to correct these problems. I underwent a number of treatments and eventually decided to wear orthotics in my shoes. The orthotics helped support my feet and reduce pain when I was not dancing. On this site, I will talk about the various treatments provided by podiatrists. Please feel free to come by often to learn more about podiatry.