Its name is bigger than its bite if you nip it in the bud. Plantar Fasciitis is a condition of the Plantar Fascia, which is the ligament that connects the heel to the bone. In more common terms that ligament supports the arch of your foot. If it becomes strained then it will get weak, swollen and inflamed creating a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot.
Here are some factors that can increase risk of developing this condition
- Age ~ usually between 40 and 65
- Some exercise ~ ones that put stress on your heel
- Foot conditions ~ flat feet, high arch, abnormal walking habits
- Body Weight ~ excess pounds or obesity
- Job ~ the types that spend more time on their feet or standing on hard surfaces
- Obesity ~ Excess pounds create more stress
What can trigger this pain?
- Taking your first few steps in the morning
- Long periods of standing
- Rising after sitting for a long time
- After exercise (not during)
Now that you have a general idea of this condition, do you think you may have it?
If so, contact us at Foot First Podiatry in New Albany Indiana at 812-945-9221 and make an appointment with Zahid Ladha D.P.M. Extracorporeal shock wave treatment is the most commonly used procedure to treat this condition. As complicated as that word can also be, it will knock that fasciitis right out of the plantar!