Frequent Causes Of Heel Pain
Unless your heel pain is the result of a recent injury or trauma, if you've been experiencing discomfort for some time the most likely culprit is inflammation along the ligament that runs on the bottom of your foot, your plantar fascia. The condition will be explored below, but if you'd like to learn more about how heel pain is treated you can contact your Crestview & Fort Walton Beach, FL, podiatrist, Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel of Emerald Coast Podiatry.
Plantar fasciitis is the term for an inflamed plantar fascia, it can become irritated for different reasons, some of which you may be able to control more than others, and some put you at greater risk of developing the condition.
Having flat arches usually means that a lot of your weight is distributed to your plantar fascia, eventually leading to problems. Wearing shoes that do not support your arches can make plantar fasciitis much more likely. You are also at higher risk if you have a job that involves lots of walking, especially if it's done over hard flat surfaces, or if you are overweight.
Heel Pain Treatment in Crestview & Fort Walton Beach, FL
Your doctor can prescribe different forms of treatment for plantar fasciitis, they depend on your level of discomfort and how severe your condition is.
To prevent the condition from worsening and to provide relief your podiatrist can recommend custom orthotic devices to properly support your feet. A night splint can keep your fascia stretched as you sleep to reduce the discomfort which is more pronounced during mornings for those who suffer from plantar fasciitis.
But those are just a few of the possible treatment options that your doctor can suggest, so if you are suffering from heel pain and live in or near the areas of Crestview & Fort Walton Beach, FL, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Ricciardi and Dr. Patel of Emerald Coast Podiatry by dialing (850) 862-4119 for the Fort Walton Beach, FL, office and (850) 682-6522 for Crestview, FL.