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Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot-related injuries among athletes in Frisco. And it isn’t something you’ll be able to ignore, as it can send a sharp pain through your foot when it flares up. If you have plantar fasciitis, you may notice that nothing short of sitting down can ease your pain. Walking, running and even standing can put Frisco men and women in excruciating pain. But why does such a simple thing like walking cause so much pain, and does it make plantar fasciitis worse? If this is something you’ve experienced, keep reading as we discuss the ins and outs of this common ailment, and call Dr. Verville’s office to set up an appointment so she can examine and diagnose your pain.
Plantar fasciitis occurs when excessive stress and pressure cause the connective tissue at the bottom of the foot (the plantar fascia) to stretch, tear, and become inflamed. When this happens, every step can cause intense pain for men and women.
Not all people are at risk for plantar fasciitis, but you could end up with this condition if you:
Dr. Verville can diagnose plantar fasciitis by asking specific diagnostic questions and completing a full examination of your foot in her Frisco office. During your appointment she will:
If you have been experiencing swelling, pain, or stiffness in your foot that has been present for more than two weeks, it is best that you make an appointment to visit Dr. Verville at RNV Podiatry so that she can get you back in action.
Obviously, Frisco residents can’t completely avoid walking when they have plantar fasciitis, but if they do it incorrectly, it could make their symptoms worse. Walking habits that make plantar fasciitis worse can include:
So, in truth, the act of walking is not in itself what causes plantar fasciitis to get worse. It’s how you walk that matters. In order to avoid increased or added pain when walking, be sure to:
If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, call Dr. Verville at her Frisco area office today to book an appointment. She will be able to fully examine your feet, and with over 10 years of experience, she will be able to put you on a path to recovery.
You can reach her office by calling (214) 385-8822 today!