Patient with Foot Pain - Podiatrist in Kingwood and Humble, TX - Michael Wynn DPM
Patient of Podiatrist Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas discusses Foot Pain.
Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.
Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In persistent cases, Endoscopic Plantar Faciotomy (EPF) may be used to treat the heel pain.
Understand, not all heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Treating the wrong problem could be detrimental to your health. I believe, it is better to know what the cause is of your heel pain. Then you will know all the various options, and what is, truely going on. Not all heel pain is treated the same.
Remember, a heart attack can mask itself as indigestion.
Other causes of heel pain can be:
1. Stress Fractures of your heel bone
2. Bone Contusions
3. Reiter's Arthritis
4. Entrapped Nerve
5. Sever's Disease
6. Bone Cysts / Tumors
7. Achilles Tendon Tears
8. Haglunds Deformity
9. Heel Spur
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