Foot & Heel Pain
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Foot & Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis; Achilles Tendinitis)
If you’re experiencing foot pain, there’s a good chance you have Plantar Fasciitis. With Plantar Fasciitis, you’ll typically experience a sharp and intense pain on the sole of the foot. This part of the foot is medically known as the Plantar Fascia, which acts like a shock absorber with every step you take. The pain experienced is caused by damage to the Plantar Fascia, which results in small, almost microscopic cuts and tears and the pain is often most pronounced first thing in the morning. Such damage for the most part doesn’t improve on its own and requires therapeutic intervention.
How Does It Happen?
This damage to your foot could be job related, due to sports activities, heavy lifting, age, prolonged standing and/or possibly from excess weight.
Approximately 30 million Americans, or about 10% of the population, will unfortunately experience the pain of Plantar Fasciitis. It could happen to anyone.
Are You At Risk?
If you are experiencing pain on the bottom of your foot and/or heel and you don’t know why, you may have the early symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis. If this is the case, you should think seriously about treating the problem before it becomes more severe (and possibly chronic) while the condition is more easily addressed.