Plantar Fasciitis is foot or heel pain that flares the worst during your first couple of steps in the morning, then seems to get better throughout the day as you take more steps. Plantar Fasciitis is defined as inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a tough fibrous tissue that runs from the bottom of the foot at the heel to the toes. At Mederi Health, we’ve seen Plantar Fasciitis caused by a variety of scenarios:
- Faulty running mechanics
- Faulty foot mechanics
- Tight calves or Achilles tendon
- Over training
- Sudden weight gain
In many cases, this condition is not serious and is usually resolved quickly with treatment. Some modification of activity may be necessary, and shoe inserts or orthotics may be helpful. However, treatment is important. If left untreated, a heel spur may form on the bottom of the foot that may not respond well to conservative care.
Call us today at (303) 993-2323 to schedule a consultation with one of our team members at our Westminster, Colorado clinic.