If you are suffering from heel pain, then you have experienced some or all of these symptoms, which can make you, feel very old and absolutely miserable!
Plantar fasciitis is caused by a strain to the plantar fascia-the tendinous band that holds up your arch. The fascia has a weak point at its attachment to the heel that can be easily strained. This can come on quickly from an injury to the fascia such as in sports or slowly from an imbalanced or weak foot structure or strain to the arch, especially if your arches flatten too much to the ground when standing, walking or running. It often presents as horrible pain on the bottom of your heel with the first steps in the morning and after sitting or resting. The pain can even become so severe that you have difficulty running, exercising or even walking.
When you first start to experience heel pain, rest, ice and use of anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen can help. Unfortunately, many will go on to develop a chronic condition, sometimes lasting months to years. Those suffering with chronic plantar fasciitis have often tried many things and seen by several doctors…all without relief.
Fortunately, there is help for those that suffer with chronic heel pain! At the Westwood Foot Clinic in Golden Valley, MN, we specialize in the treatment of chronic heel pain. We are able to help those who have tried many things and had treatments-with little or no pain relief.
Our highly successful treatment plan involves a thorough evaluation of your heel pain with x-rays, diagnostic ultrasound and walking analysis. We’ll evaluate all prior treatment you may have tried and will work with you to determine the best treatment plan to achieve your desired results.
By identifying and treating the underlying cause of your heel pain, we can get rid of the pain and work at keeping it from coming back.
In rare cases, when the plantar fascia is too scarred, stretched or strained to respond to conservative treatment, we will perform a simple in-office surgical procedure that is highly successful in eliminating resistant heel pain.