Plantar fasciitis is commonly referred to as ‘policeman’s heel’ or ‘jogger’s heel.’ It is amongst the most common causes of pain that may occur to the heel or bottom of your foot. This involves the thick, flat band of tissue (plantar fascia) connecting your toes to your heel bone and supporting the arch of your foot. With plantar fasciitis, the shock absorbent arch supporting the ligament can develop micro- tears. These tears can lead to pain and swelling.
During your initial assessment with Woodbridge, VA area Podiatrist, Dr. Ross, he will observe you standing and walking, and ask some simple questions. It is important to know how physically demanding your job is, the time of day when the pain flares, if running is a part of your day, and what kind of shoes you normally wear. Recovery from plantar fasciitis is typically achieved with simple treatments in a matter of months.
Call our podiatry office near Woodbridge, VA at (703) 451-2977 for a consultation!
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.
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