Are you skipping your workouts because of the pain you feel in your heel afterward? Do you have a difficult time walking first thing in the morning? The team of Sweetwater Sports Medicine at OakBend Medical Center in Sugar Land, Texas provides treatment for numerous causes of heel pain, including plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. If you need relief from heel pain, call today or book an appointment online.
You may be experiencing heel pain for several possible reasons, including:
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. If you’re experiencing pain and are unsure of the cause, your physician may be able to provide an accurate diagnosis, recommend certain tests, or refer you to a specialist.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs from your toes to your heel, referred to as the plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia acts as a shock-absorber for your foot, but too much pressure can cause tiny tears in the tissue, leading to inflammation and pain.
Plantar fasciitis is very common and can happen to anyone, but it most frequently affects runners, people who carry excess weight, and people who wear shoes that don’t provide proper support.
You might think you can muscle through the pain, but ignoring plantar fasciitis and not getting treatment may worsen it and cause more problems down the line, such as knee, back, or hip issues.
The most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:
If you’re experiencing heel pain, whether due to plantar fasciitis or another cause, the team at Sweetwater Sports Medicine can develop a treatment plan to reduce the pain, which might include:
The Sweetwater Sports Medicine team recommends that you continue your home exercise program even after you’ve completed your in-office therapy to reduce the recurrence of your heel pain.
You can also prevent heel pain by:
If you’re experiencing heel pain, call or book an appointment online to get expert physical therapy from the team at Sweetwater Sports Medicine.