What causes Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis?
Heel pain is one of the leading causes that patients visit Curson Podiatry to have treated. Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Dr. Curson can evaluate your arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthotics to help alleviate the pain you are experiencing.
About Plantar Fasciitis:
Are your first steps in the morning painful and as you start to walk around it starts to improve? Then you sit down everything is ok and then it starts again and stays with you like a dull headache. Then most likely you suffer from PLANTAR FASCIITIS!!!!
The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue (think tendon it will be easier to understand) that originates in the heel and extends to your metatarsal heads, comparable to the knuckles on your hand. At night most of us sleep in the fetal position (back to the womb) and the bands on the bottom on the foot contract, you stand up, and BAM!, you have the pain until the bands loosen up as you walk.
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“, plantar fasciitis can be quite painful and you should consult with your Miami Beach podiatrist right away to develop a treatment plan.