Momentum Foot & Ankle Clinic
Podiatrist & Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Lombard, IN, Michigan City, IN & Chesterton, IN
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that causes severe pain in your heel and the bottom of your foot. Get help at Momentum Foot & Ankle Clinic, located in Michigan City, and Chesterton, Indiana, and Lombard, Illinois. Aamir Mahmood, DPM, is an expert podiatrist who knows how to treat your pain and give you relief. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today for a personalized consultation.
Plantar Fasciitis Q & A
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that develops when the plantar fascia -- the band of tissue connecting your toes to your heel bone -- becomes inflamed, causing great pain. It’s one of the most common causes of heel pain.
Pain starts with the first few steps out of bed or after rest but usually gets better after more movement. However, the pain begins to increase throughout the day. If the condition is severe, the pain may progress throughout the day when weight is put on the foot.
At Momentum Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Mahmood examines your foot to assess your condition and provides a personalized treatment plan for you that gives you a positive outcome.
What causes plantar fasciitis?
The plantar fascia supports the arch of your foot and absorbs shock when you put weight on it. Plantar fasciitis can result from overuse. That means if you apply too much stress on the area on a regular basis, stretching and tearing occurs, which causes plantar fasciitis.
If you’re a runner, you may experience plantar fasciitis due to your feet hitting the ground repetitively on a regular basis. If you experience pain in your heels that could signal the start of plantar fasciitis, it’s recommended that you avoid strenuous activity to rest your feet.
You can help prevent plantar fasciitis by staying at a healthy weight and wearing adequate foot support.
What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?
There are several signs to pay attention to the onset of plantar fasciitis.
These signs include:
- Heel pain that occurs with the first few steps in the morning or after resting
- Pain that comes and goes throughout the day when applying pressure
- Severe pain that persists throughout the day
- Tight calf muscles
If your heel and foot pain is chronic or worsens, seeking medical attention from Dr. Mahmood is key to treating your condition.
If you’re suffering from heel pain of any kind, Momentum Foot & Ankle Clinic has the expertise to get you back on your feet again. Call the office closest to you or book an appointment online today.