Signs You Have Plantar Fasciitis
By Ankle & Foot Center of Fox Valley
December 07, 2016
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Plantar Fasciitis  

What your podiatrist in Naperville wants you to know

Plantar fasciitis is an uncomfortable condition caused by inflammation around your heel. The thick band of tissue running across your heel, known as the plantar fascia, can become inflamed, causing plantar fasciitis. The condition is both painful and debilitating. Plantar fasciitis can put you on the sidelines of your own life. Dr. Nancy Jagodzinski at Ankle & Foot Center of Fox Valley in Naperville, IL, wants to share the facts about plantar fasciitis and how you can get relief.

You may have plantar fasciitis if you experience stabbing pain around the heel of your foot. The pain will:

  • Increase during your first steps after waking up
  • Increase during standing or rising from a seated position
  • Increase after exercise, not while you are exercising

You may be at higher risk of plantar fasciitis if you:

  • Are a runner or dancer
  • Have flat feet
  • Are between the ages of 40 and 60
  • Have excess weight
  • Wear unsupportive shoes
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Walk on hard surfaces for extended periods of time

Dr. Jagodzinski wants to share a few simple tips to help you get relief from plantar fasciitis. Remember to:

  • Do arch stretches at least once each day
  • Put ice on your foot three to four times each day
  • Take over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medications
  • Always wear supportive shoes without high heels
  • Don’t go barefoot
  • Maintain a healthy weight

If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, you should also avoid high impact sports like running and try lower impact sports like swimming instead.

Your podiatrist in Naperville can help you get relief from stubborn plantar fascia pain. Dr. Jagodzinski offers several effective treatments to get you back on your feet. Consider:

  • Physical therapy to stretch your Achilles tendon and plantar fascia
  • Custom orthotics to support your feet
  • Night splints to stretch your arches during sleep
  • Steroid injections to decrease pain and inflammation
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy to increase healing
  • Prescription-strength medications to decrease inflammation

Don’t suffer from plantar fasciitis! You can get relief with just a simple phone call. It’s time to visit the expert, Dr. Jagodzinski at Ankle & Foot Center of Fox Valley in Naperville, IL. Help your feet by calling today!


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