Heel Pain - Podiatrist in Chandler, Sun Lakes and Phoenix, AZ - Alan Discont, DPM
Podiatrist Dr. Alan Discont of Family Foot and Ankle Care discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments for Heel Pain.
Chandler, AZ Heel Pain
We want our Chandler patients to know that Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel pain 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 Chandler Foot Doctor before taking any medications. In persistent cases, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) may be used to treat the heel pain.
For more information on Heel Pain in Chandler, AZ area call Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC at (480) 732-0033!
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