Plantar Fasciitis heel spur
Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain on the bottom of the heel that is commonly felt as first step pain when standing and with the first few steps of walking after being off ones feet for any amount of time. 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. In persistent cases MLS Laser Therapy available at Dr Patton's office that has been found to be extremely effective in treating chronic and difficult to manage plantar fasciitis may be recommended. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications.