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Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that affects the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes. It is often caused by overuse or repetitive strain, and can lead to heel pain, discomfort, and difficulty walking. This blog provides information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for plantar fasciitis, and why you should see a podiatrist for your plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and will affect 7-10% of the population at some point during their lifetime. Plantar fasciitis is often caused by repetitive strain or overuse of the plantar fascia. This can be due to a variety of factors, including:
The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain in the heel or arch of the foot. This pain is often worse in the morning or after periods of rest, and may improve with activity. Other symptoms may include:
There are several treatment options for plantar fasciitis, including:
While many primary care providers are able to diagnose and treat plantar fasciitis, it is often beneficial for patients to see a podiatrist for specialized care. Podiatrists are foot and ankle specialists who are specifically trained to diagnose and treat conditions like plantar fasciitis. They can provide a more comprehensive evaluation of the foot and ankle, and offer a wider range of treatment options, including:
Plantar fasciitis can be a painful and debilitating condition, but with the right care and treatment, most people are able to find relief from their symptoms. With the help of a podiatrist, you can receive a more comprehensive evaluation and a wider range of treatment options to help you recover from this condition. Advanced Foot & Ankle Center has 12 podiatrists and 10 locations throughout Utah to help with your plantar fasciitis.
Click here to find your nearest location. Plantar fasciitis specialists are available in South Ogden, Bountiful, Salt Lake, West Jordan, Eagle Mountain, Provo, Nephi, St. George, Heber, Park City, and all other surrounding areas.