Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning, taken three steps across the floor and suddenly felt like someone had smashed your heel with a hammer while you were sleeping? You might have plantar fasciitis, something that, as a podiatrist, I see a lot of in my Westchester Health practice.
As a podiatrist with Westchester Health who specializes in conditions of the feet and ankles, I see a lot of plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain. Whether caused by overuse, flat arches, a job that keeps you on your feet or badly-fitting shoes, for many people the pain of this condition can be excruciating. To help relieve the symptoms and causes of plantar fasciitis, and possibly prevent it altogether, I offer this blog of remedies and preventative actions you can do at home.
Did you know that plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain? That’s because the plantar fascia is the flat band of ligament tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes and if it becomes strained, it becomes swollen and irritated. And that is very painful. Some patients describe the feeling as if someone is hammering nails into their heel. To help ease the pain, Dr. John Viscovich, a podiatrist with Westchester Health, outlines 7 treatments you can do yourself to lessen and maybe even eliminate this condition.
Plantar fasciitis is an extremely painful condition caused by inflammation of the thick tissue, or fascia, that run along the bottom of the foot. Who gets it? Typically, long distance runners, people with low arches who run in shoes without proper arch support, and those with a muscular imbalance in the hips or pelvis which places more stress on one leg than the other. Here are some tips for relieving the pain by one of our Westchester Health specialists, podiatrist John Viscovich, DPM, MBA, FACFAS.