If you have pain in your heel, it may be because of inflammation that occurs in the band of tissue that connect the heel to the toes. The plantar fascia is what this band is called, and you can depend on our foot doctor, Donald J. Adamov, DPM, for specialized treatment for the condition.
Heel pain may be manageable, at least at first. In just a short period of time, though, it is likely to worsen, as you continue to put stress on it. Even simple walking or standing could be uncomfortable, and if the inflammation and swelling are severe enough, putting on your socks and shoes could become difficult. Small tears may also form in the tissue. Plantar fasciitis Spring Hill can also be made worse from heel spurs, which are calcium deposits that form on the underside of the heel. It is not unusual to have both conditions simultaneously. Treatment for your plantar fasciitis Spring Hill might be thru the use of orthotics, which are custom-made shoe inserts that relieve the pressure on your heel and offer much needed cushioning. Additional forms of treatment can range from anti-inflammatory medication to steroid injections to physical therapy. Surgery is resorted to only in the most extreme situations. It is also a good idea to make a few lifestyle adjustments. Take the pressure off your heels by switching to more supportive and comfortable footwear. And if you are overweight, it can only help to take off weight in the appropriate amount, which results in less stress on your heels and on your feet in general, reducing the risk of foot injuries of all kinds.
If you have heel pain, it just might be due to plantar fasciitis Spring Hill. Reach out to our office today and set up a convenient time to come in for an examination and treatment.