Each year, millions of Americans seek relief from foot and heel pain that limits their physical activity and quality of life. If you struggle with pain when you walk, you may be suffering from a condition called plantar fasciitis. Jason Khadavi, DPM, and the team at TRU Foot and Ankle have years of experience providing comprehensive podiatric care to people of all ages. The practice has offices in the greater Los Angeles area in Beverly Hills and Encino, California. For effective plantar fasciitis treatment, call your nearest office or schedule an appointment online.
One of the most common causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis, typically affects men and women between 40 and 60. Long-distance runners, ballerinas, and other athletes may feel plantar fasciitis pain even earlier in life due to activities that excessively stress their heels.
When the thick ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes — the plantar fascia, which also supports your arch — weakens or is irritated, you feel pain.
Symptoms are often at their worst when you first stand up or begin to walk after getting out of bed in the morning. Plantar fasciitis pain may also occur after long periods of standing, and it gets worse after exercise, as opposed to while you’re participating in an activity.
Plantar fasciitis may also affect adults who stand on their feet many hours each day. It can also be the result of wear-and-tear as you get older.
The tension and stress on your plantar fascia may result in small tears in the ligament. This damage leads to stabbing heel pain or pain across the bottom of your foot.
The most common risk factors that contribute to the onset of plantar fasciitis pain include individuals with:
Additionally, women tend to be at higher risk for developing plantar fasciitis than men.
If you experience chronic heel pain, it’s a good idea to seek medical care before you develop bone spurs on your heel — a common occurrence for those with plantar fasciitis.
The team at TRU Foot and Ankle expertly diagnoses and treats plantar fasciitis pain using the latest techniques and procedures. These may include:
The team of foot experts treats your condition conservatively at first to relieve underlying causes of strain and provide prompt relief from painful symptoms. As a last resort, a surgical procedure to release tension in your plantar fascia may provide long-term relief.
Call one of the locations in the Greater Los Angeles area or schedule an appointment online to get relief from chronic plantar fasciitis pain.