Plantar Fascilitis is the most common cause of heel pain, and it is characterized by a stabbing pain located at the bottom of the foot, near the back arch or heel. This pain can last for hours at a time and may worsen if left untreated. At Kennedy Avenue Wellness, we have a variety of treatments designed to reduce or eliminate your pain.
Plantar Fascilitis is caused by inflammation or tears in the band of tissue that connects your toes to your heel, known as the “Plantar Fascia.” When this tissue is inflamed due to injury or overuse, it will cause pain while walking. This pain will be particularly severe after you have been sitting for long periods of time and begin walking, or when you get out of bed in the morning. Plantar Fascilitis is most common in adults between 40 and 60 years of age, through genetics, weight, and activities like running and jogging. Physically demanding occupations can also play a role in developing Plantar Fascilitis.
When you visit Kennedy Avenue Wellness, our doctors will review your medical history and complete a thorough physical examination, which will include checking your feet for tenderness to determine the epicenter of your pain. We may also take an x-ray. After we have confirmed your diagnosis of Plantar Fascilitis, determined the severity of your condition, and located the exact area of your pain, we will design a treatment plan with specific exercises and therapies. Common non-surgical therapies include:
- Physical Therapy
- Orthotics (custom arch support for footwear)
- Weight loss
Our medical specialists may recommend that you use over-the-counter pain relievers such as Advil or Ibuprofen in combination with icing, stretching, and resting to strengthen your foot and leg. Do not be surprised if it takes several weeks to see a reduction in your condition or become pain-free.
Please call us today at 219-803-6651 to learn more about Plantar Fascilitis therapy in Hammond, Indiana, and to schedule your consultation with our caring doctors. We are here to help and support you so that you can receive the care and healing you need.