Plantar fasciitis is a form of heel pain in Edison and Metuchen. It is also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is on the foot. A heel spur is a calcium deposit that can cause the bone to stick out in the heel. There are, of course, other conditions that can cause heel pain. For example, heel fractures and cysts are common culprits of heel pain. This is why it is important to speak to your Edison podiatrist who can assist in diagnosing the condition. The doctor will look at the foot and try to rule out other causes of the pain. They might order diagnostic imaging studies for a precise diagnosis.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by the inflammation of the plantar fascia which are the bands of tissue that reach from the heel to the toes. At first, the fascia just irritated but over time, it can lead to inflammation. This can eventually cause heel pain.
Those who get this condition usually have problems with the structure of their feet. People who have very flat feet or high arches are susceptible to plantar fasciitis. Also, individuals can get this condition through their lifestyle. People who are overweight or stand for long periods of time can experience heel pain since they are putting constant strain on the tissue in the foot. Those who don't wear proper footwear and stand for prolonged periods on flat surfaces are also prone to this condition.
People with this problem often find that they are in the worst pain in the morning. They can also ironically get an attack if they sit for a long stretch of time. It can help to walk for about five minutes as this action actually stretches the fascia. No matter the case of your heel pain, contact our team at Edison Foot Care LLC in Metuchen to see how we can help.