If you feel a dull ache, especially when getting out of bed in the morning, or when getting up after sitting for a period of time during the day, you most likely have a condition called plantar fasciitis. Plantar Faciitis can be caused by several reasons. Recent weight gain and increased activity level often start an episode. Even a drastic change of footwear such as going from athletics sneakers to flip flops can cause this condition. When the arch of the foot collapses or flattens, the Plantar Fascia is stretched, causing the injury where it attaches to the heel bone. Lastly, generalized increased inflammation can lead to this such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
At Family Foot & Ankle Specialists we have several different conservative treatment options to help alleviate this pain!