Plantar Fasciitis is a condition that occurs when there is chronic inflammation to a large band of tissue on the bottom of your foot called the plantar fascia. The purpose of this ligament is to help support the arch of your foot. Numerous research studies have shown that the plantar fascia is the primary pain generator.
The cause of this condition is not fully understood, but it is more commonly found in females and overweight people. This problem can often be caused by an overly tight Achilles tendon.
The pain most commonly occurs on the bottom of the heel with more pain on the inside as compared to the outside. Most patients report that the pain is worst when getting out of bed in the morning and improves throughout the day. The reason behind this is the plantar fascia has had the chance to contract (shorten, tense up) throughout the night.
The pain can vary immensely and can be described as a sharp pain or a dull aching/throbbing pain. Soft tissue therapies need to be utilized to first calm down the symptoms and then to prevent them from reoccurring.
If you’re in need of pain relief and treatment, the Denver Integrated Spine Center can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation: (303) 758-9000.