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Doctors for Plantar Fasciitis in Huntsville, Alabama

Plantar Fasciitis

A Common Source of Heel Pain

Your plantar fascia is the band of ligaments that connects your heel to your toes at the bottom of your foot. It is the plantar fascia that supports the natural arch of your feet. When these ligaments and tissues become strained or injured, they can become weak, inflamed or irritated. If this occurs, you will experience pain when you place your weight on your feet. Plantar fasciitis is the most common source of heel pain.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Often, a stress-related strain causes tearing within the plantar fascia. This may happen if you have high arches or flat feet; your feet tend to roll inward when you walk; you are overweight; you walk, stand or exercise on your feet for long periods of time or you wear shoes that do not fit properly. When one or more of these things are present, you may experience building pain throughout your day.

Diagnosing Your Heel Pain

When you are dealing with reoccurring pain in your heel or foot, don’t delay to schedule your visit with the doctors at Huntsville Podiatry Center, PC. We will look at your past health, symptoms you are experiencing and your lifestyle. We may also take an X-ray if further damage is suspected. Our assessment is thorough to give you peace of mind that we will get to the root of the issue.

Personal Treatments and Care

Plantar fasciitis is unique in each person. That’s why it is so important to find and follow personalized treatments. These may include rest off your feet, icing your feet, pain relievers, toe stretches, physical therapy, new shoes, splints, surgery and more. Our doctors will help you consider your options and make the best choice for you. Our solutions will help reduce pain over time and allow you to enjoy pain-free walking again.