How Do I Know If I Have Acute Or Chronic Plantar Fasciitis?

June 5th, 2019

plantar fasciitis friscoIf you’re one of the many Frisco area men and women who exercise frequently and lead a healthy lifestyle, you know there’s nothing much more frustrating than suffering from an injury that leaves you on the sidelines and unable to do your regular workout routine. Plantar fasciitis is one of those injuries that is most common in runners and active walkers or people who are on their feet for long periods of time. If you’ve recently incurred a foot injury that you think may be plantar fasciitis, give RNV Podiatry a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Verville so she can fully examine your feet.

How Did I Get Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that develops over time as a result of small rips and tears in the foot ligament that extends from the heel to the toes in the bottom of the foot. After being under stress for so much time, the plantar fascia (the tissue that supports the arch on the bottom of your foot) weakens and can become swollen and irritated. This is why it is painful when you stand or walk. It is the most common form of heel pain in Frisco men and women who are middle-aged, and it can happen in either foot or both feet at the same time. Some of the most common causes of plantar fasciitis are:

  • Having flat feet or very high arches
  • Walking, standing, or running on hard surfaces for long periods of time
  • Being severely overweight
  • Having tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles
  • Wearing shoes that do not fit properly

Plantar fasciitis is very painful and should not be taken lightly. If you avoid treatment, plantar fasciitis could lead to bigger problems down the road. Dr. Verville is most concerned with providing effective solutions to help each of her patients heal quickly and correctly.

But Is My Plantar Fasciitis Acute Or Chronic?

As we mentioned earlier, plantar fasciitis develops over time and is not a sudden condition, though it may feel that way if you experience sudden foot pain while exercising or even during your shopping trip. With that being said, plantar fasciitis in its very nature is chronic because it is “long-developing.” However, it becomes acute when it flares up and causes sudden and severe pain. Frisco residents may not even be aware they are vulnerable to this painful foot condition until that acute pain strikes, but once it does you will have to take the necessary precautions to guard against future flare-ups. When you visit with Dr. Verville at RNV Podiatry, she will treat your acute plantar fasciitis and also give you guidelines on what to do to prevent problems in the future.

Call Dr. Verville’s Frisco Office Today To Schedule Your Appointment

If you have recently experienced acute plantar fasciitis pain, the best thing you can do is to visit Dr. Verville ASAP. She will be able to diagnose and treat your condition quickly and effectively and also set you up with a good plan to keep your feet healthy in the future.

Call her office today at (214) 385-8822 to schedule your appointment.