What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition caused from inflammation in the plantar fascia. This fascia extends from the heel all the way to the toes. This results in heel pain that can be quite painful and in some cases debilitating.
Symptoms: Most pain associated from plantar fasciitis is usually in the heel or arch. This pain can range from a dull ache to a burning pain that is experienced after long periods of standing or first thing in the morning we the patient takes their first few steps. This condition is easily diagnosed by your podiatric physician here at Atlantic Foot and Ankle upon physical exam and in some cases imaging scans such as x-rays may be taken to rule out stress fractures and evaluate the foot for heel spurs.