Do you wake up in the morning with pain in your heel?
Do you have to hobble around for five minutes before you feel you can finally place your heel on the ground?
Do you experience the same pain after a lunch break or sitting on the couch for a rest?
Is the pain now affecting you all day?
You may have a condition known as “Plantar Fasciitis” which is a fancy name for the inflammation of the muscle at the bottom of your foot that starts at the heel and goes into the toes.
The pain is usually felt underneath the heel where the muscle originates from, but can also be felt all along the arch.
Everyone is different and can feel the pain in different areas and different degrees of severity, but all should not be left unchecked.
If untreated plantar fasciitis can become a chronic problem, lasting for years and this can seriously affect your day to day activities such as work and exercise.
What can you do about it? There are plenty resources on the internet that will tell you to roll your foot over a golf ball or iced water bottle, strap the foot or get a cortisone injection – scary!
The best thing you can do is make an appointment with our Podiatrist and allow her to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs.
There is a solution for everyone, however this does not involve the same treatment for each person. At our clinic taking a holistic approach means we will take into account all factors including your work and lifestyle circumstances, the footwear you may have to wear for each activity and how this may be contributing to the problem, your biomechanics “the way your foot moves” and a number of other factors that could be making the problem worse without you even knowing.