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“Dr. Burk and his staff are wonderful. It is the best medical office I have been to. They are professional, but are also friendly and compassionate. I would recommend them to anyone needing help with their feet or ankles. I wish all offices were run this way.” – Christina T.
Plantar fasciitis occurs when there is inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. This band of tissue supports the arch of your foot. Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis is common among middle-aged people; however, it can also occur in young people who are on their feet a lot like soldiers or athletes. It can occur in one foot or both feet.
There are a few common causes of plantar fasciitis, with faulty foot structure being at the top of the list. A person who has problems with their arches, whether it be overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis. Another cause would be wearing unsupportive footwear on hard surfaces. Plantar fasciitis is very common among people whose job requires them to spend long hours on their feet. Obesity may also contribute to plantar fasciitis.
The common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:
Often, people with plantar fasciitis state that the pain is worse when they get up in the morning or after they have been standing for an extended period of time. Upon waking, after walking for a few minutes, the pain may decrease, as walking stretches the fascia. For some, the pain will subside then return after spending a long period of time on their feet.
Initially, we may try treatment strategies that you can begin at home:
After trying the above strategies for a few weeks -if you still have pain- we may add one or more of these treatment approaches:
Surgery may be considered if, after several months, you continue to have pain. Only a small percentage of patients with plantar fasciitis require surgery, with most responding well to the above options
Pain in the feet can be especially burdensome because it inhibits your ability to exercise, stand, and walk normally. If you’re experiencing foot pain, schedule an appointment with one of our friendly foot doctors. The podiatrists at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle will thoroughly examine your feet and evaluate your symptoms to better understand your condition. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that best fits your needs and puts an end to your foot pain.
Call (208) 855-5955 or request an appointment online.