Heel Pain - Podiatrist in Lancaster County and New Holland, PA - Chester Laskoski, DPM
Podiatrist Dr. Chester Laskoski of Foot and Ankle Care discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments for Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis).
Causes of heel pain include inadequate flexibility in the calf muscles, lack of arch support, being overweight, suddenly increasing activity, and spending too much time on the feet. The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the connective tissue 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. Also called "heel spur syndrome," the condition can usually be successfully treated with conservative measures such as use of anti-inflammatory medications and ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy.
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