Plantar fasciitis is most commonly known as heel pain. This heel pain can be still and sore after you’ve been sitting and usually occurs because of overuse. There are ways to treat plantar fasciitis at home and you can start feeling relief and begin to function normally again. Dr. Marissa Girolamo, Dr. Rui DeMelo, and Dr. Francisco Lago at Stamford Podiatry Group in Stamford, CT, can explain plantar fasciitis and how it can be treated.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a muscle in the foot that stretches from the ball of the foot back into the heel. When the plantar fascia is inflamed, it’s known as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is usually worst in the morning after you wake up and can feel stiff and sore as you walk. Dealing with plantar fasciitis can make it difficult to feel comfortable walking and you may find that you have to limp around until the plantar fascia begins to loosen up again.
How is Plantar Fasciitis Treated?
Your podiatrist in Stamford, CT, can recommend ways to treat the pain you experience from plantar fasciitis at home. You may want to do some stretching exercises to help strengthen the foot and custom orthotics can help give you the support that you need throughout the day. You can also ice your foot as needed to help relieve some of the pain that you may deal with throughout the day.
If conservative methods don’t seem to work, your podiatrist may recommend surgery to correct any issues with the plantar fascia.
Contact Your Podiatrist Today!
Find out if you’re suffering from plantar fasciitis! Contact Dr. Marissa Girolamo, Dr. Rui DeMelo, and Dr. Francisco Lago at Stamford Podiatry Group in Stamford, CT, to learn more about plantar fasciitis and how it is treated. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment at (203) 323-1171.