Are you suffering from pain that seems to originate from the bottom of the heel of your feet? Heel pain is more than just an annoyance, but is in fact the cause of a debilitating foot disorder. Over the counter pain medication can only alleviate the pain on a temporary basis, and will not in fact treat the problem for good. Heel pain is most of then the cause of plantar fasciitis, a common orthopedic problem caused by poor support and trauma. Fortunately, you can always find the care you need to get back on your feet as soon as possible at your local Phoenix foot specialists of the Desert Foot Surgeons.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, but other culprit may be behind your daily agony. If you live with arthritis or have suffered a stress fracture, these can be causes behind heel pain. You may also suffer from aches or sharp pains in your heels due to tendonitis, nerve irritation, or in rare cases you may suffer from a large cyst. Plantar fasciitis happens when the tendon which extends from the heel to the toes becomes irritated. Without proper treatment, the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, causing it to pull on the neighboring Achilles tendon, resulting in pain in the heel of your foot. Plantar fasciitis has a unique symptom which can make it easily identified. Unlike other causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis is usually at its worse when the patient first wakes up in the morning, but slowly gets lesser throughout the day. Heel pain due to plantar fasciitis will usually increase over the next few months, but will become better after walking for long periods of time. This is due to the simple fact that walking works to stretch the inflamed tissue, allowing it to slowly begin to relax.
Plantar fasciitis is very common, as it is often caused by poor footwear and walking on hard and flat surfaces without proper support. Obesity can also be a contributing factor. Your professional Phoenix foot specialists can help you get back on your feet without pain through the use of custom orthotics, guided stretching exercises to help strengthen the necessary areas, as well as anti-inflammatory medications if necessary to help reduce pain and swelling.
No matter what the cause of your heel pain may be, you can find the level of care you need to get your life back from your neighborhood Phoenix foot specialists. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the offices of the Desert Foot Surgeons are the experts in foot problems of all kinds, be it sports medicine or a chronic condition to blame. With the Desert Foot Surgeons, you can find the care you need for pain free feet.