Have you ever had pain in your foot so bad that you would rather just sit around all day and not get off the couch? Has is hurt so bad that you hate taking that first step out of bed in the morning? The truth is, is that you are not alone. You may think to yourself “Hey, I just have to get on with life and deal with this pain.” This is far from the truth. Your heel pain may be caused by something called plantar fasciitis, which is caused by a ligament that runs the length of your foot and can cause a lot of pain and swelling. Your plantar fascia acts as a shock absorber and over time this can cause wear and tear on that ligament. This can be caused by a number of things, such as wearing unsupportive shoes like flip flops or being flat-footed.


The primary problem here is micro tearing of the plantar fascia near the insertion onto the heel bone. All it takes is one small injury. ONe you may not even notice. But when it is compounded with every step, 10000 steps per day on average, 7 days per week, before you know it your heel is killing you. 


Sometimes that initial injury is soley ( no pun intended) your biomechanics, the way your body lines up when you take a step. 


    A typical symptom of plantar fasciitis is a stabbing pain that can occur when you get up and stand on your feet. Most people often feel this in the heel or arch of the foot. It can start out as dull, aching, or stabbing and most often will get worse over time if left untreated. There are a lot of ways to treat plantar fasciitis and the good news is that it is 100% curable and almost never requires surgery! It might just seem like dealing with the pain or ignoring the problem is easier. We are all busy, but it is worth it to get rid of that pain! If left untreated, you may develop other foot, knee, and back problems because of altering the way you walk as a result of the pain.


There are so many options for treating plantar fasciitis, an individual plan can be tailored to you by Emerald Coast Podiatry,


At Emerald Coast Podiatry, we utilize treatments ranging from simple biomechanical assessment and correction

to exercise, stretching, Custom inserts, Laser Treatments and Cutting Edge Stem Cell injections.


The 2 treatments which are popular these days and will very, very rarely be recommended to you are completely stopping your running or exercise and surgery. 


I will do everything I can to get you moving painfree and pursuing that healthy lifestyle.


At Emerald Coast Podiatry, we treat plantar fasciitis and all of its symptoms. Don't deal with the pain just because you think you don't have any other choices! We have two convenient offices for you.t:


341 Racetrack Road

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547



120 E. Redstone Ave., Suite A

Crestview, FL 32539



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