What is Plantar Fasciitis?
There are many different possible causes for heel pain, but among the most common is the condition called Plantar Fasciitis, which affects the bottom of the foot at the base of the heel. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue which runs along the bottom of the foot from under the toes to the bottom of the heel. It can inhibit the way you walk or perform daily activities, and if left untreated, it can develop into chronic heel pain and can bother you for life. If you’re dealing with pain in your heel or bottom of your foot, you may have plantar fasciitis. Dr. Jeffrey Muroff, the Ronkonkoma podiatrist, knows how to help you overcome this condition and return to a healthy, pain-free life.
What are some symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?
This condition’s main indicator is pain in the heel. This pain is often “stabbing”, and will be worse at the start of the day. This can be debilitating, and you may be unable to put weight on the foot until the pain subsides. Other defining attributes of Plantar Fasciitis pain include being more severe in the morning, subsiding, and then increasing as the day goes on. It can be triggered by standing for long periods of time, or by exercise. The pain usually occurs after exercise, not during. Ronkonkoma podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Muroff will help to diagnose your condition based on your medical history, specific symptoms, and level of activity.
Don’t allow Plantar Fasciitis to worsen and become a chronic cause of heel pain. By treating your condition early and properly, you can avoid these less-than-desirable outcomes and get relief as soon as possible, even if it means lessening your activity for a while or addressing more pressing, underlying health issues. Dr. Muroff’s podiatry office in Ronkonkoma will help you to get on the best path to recovery. Contact us today!