Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis: Manage This Heel Pain
Our feet support our bodies. When something goes wrong, it can be hard to walk and perform daily activities. Intense heel pain - called plantar fasciitis - can be especially debilitating. This condition is caused by tears in the plantar fascia ligament, which is located at the bottom of the foot. Charlotte podiatrist Dr. Zachary Nellas can help manage pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis is diagnosed by the following symptoms:
  • Pain in the heel
  • Pain when first waking up or after sitting for a long time
  • Inflammation
  • Burning sensation
Those who are on their feet a lot - like athletes, retail clerks, waitresses, and soldiers - are prone to developing plantar fasciitis. The following demographics are also likely to develop this condition:
  • Those who wear high heels or tight shoes
  • Those who have flat feet or high arches
  • Those with tight calf muscles and tendons
  • Those who have feet that roll inward while walking
  • Those who are overweight
Most cases of plantar fasciitis can be treated without surgery. Resting can help reduce pain. Ice and pain medications are also helpful. Foot and toe stretches can help manage your condition. In some cases, simply buying a more comfortable pair of shoes can work wonders.

Walk Without Pain
Plantar fasciitis is a painful, debilitating condition. It can affect your ability to walk. Get back in the swing of things with proper treatment. Schedule your appointment with Charlotte podiatrist Dr. Zachary Nellas today by calling (704)