What’s Causing Your Heel Pain?

We rely on our feet to get us from point A to point B and everywhere in between. Whether it’s during a morning jog to stay healthy or a climb up a ladder during spring cleaning, our feet are responsible for most of our movement. Unfortunately, so much activity could potentially make way for debilitating pain that can leave you out of action for long periods of time.

One of the most common complaints seen at Total Pain Care concerning the foot is heel pain due to plantar fasciitis. This type of ache occurs as a result of inflammation to the tissue that extends from the heel to the toes, which can potentially worsen if not treated properly. How can you avoid this damaging injury? Understanding and knowing the causes of plantar fasciitis are the first important steps in evading this pain altogether.

Foot pain can result for a number of reasons. Schedule your FREE pain assessment to get started.

Know the Causes

While runners are often plagued by plantar fasciitis, this type of injury can be just as common in less-avid athletes. Some of the most common causes of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Standing on hard surfaces for prolonged periods of time
  • Doing too much of a new activity or training
  • Performing a new activity or training too quickly.
  • Irregular foot mechanics such as flat feet and tight muscles
  • Ill-fitting shoes

The pain due to plantar fasciitis is characterized by its sharpness and can be more prevalent during the first steps taken after waking up. However, while the pain may not be present all day, it could potentially last for months and even years at a time.

The First Step Toward Recovery

If you or a loved one has experienced heel pain as a result of plantar fasciitis, Total Pain Care is here to help. Our team of pain-management specialists is ready to evaluate your injury and provide a custom-made treatment plan designed to move at your own pace. Don’t let your waking moments be marred by sharp heel pain. Contact our New Jersey location today for more information about our treatment options.

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