When understanding your heel pain, there are a couple of of questions you want to ask yourself?
- Where is the heel pain located? Is it located on the back of your heel or the bottom of your heel?
- Does the pain hurt when you first wake up in the morning or when you get up from sitting or standing?
If your pain is located to the bottom of your heel and it hurts more after rest, you likely have plantar fasciitis.
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition when your fascia to the bottom of your foot is in a chronic inflammatory cycle. It is a long connective tissue band that runs fron your heel to your toes.
How does it occur?
It can occur from standing for long periods of time, wearing improper footwear, or starting a new exercise routine.
How to treat it?
The best way to treat your heel pain is to treat the symptoms early. If the symptoms prolong for several months, it can take longer to treat your heel pain.
#1 way to treat plantar fasciitis is STRETCHING.
You must stretch 3 to 4 times a day focusing on the calf muscle.
Other things to consider:
- Avoid barefoot walking at home.
- Wear supportive shoe gear.
- Have an ice massage to help with inflammation and pain.
- Obtain orthotics to support your arch.
If you are still having pain, come to our office in the Las Vegas Valley. We will take x-rays and rule out other causes for your heelp pain.
We treat patients for heel pain from Summerlin, Henderson, Boulder City, Southern Highlands, Mountains Edge, North Las Vegas, Bullhead City AZ, Kingman AZ and other surrounding areas.
Call us at 702-997-9833 Option 1 to schedule an appointment.