Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and is not usually a symptom of a serious condition, but it can interrupt your daily life and activities, especially exercise. If you’re experiencing foot and heel pain or plantar fasciitis in Calgary, it may be caused by a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation and in rare cases, a cyst. Since there are so many possible causes, it is important to have a doctor correctly diagnose what is causing your foot pain.
Although heel pain can have a number of causes it is most often caused by plantar fasciitis. This condition is an inflammation of the band of tissue (also known as the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. Plantar fasciitis is usually caused by faulty structure to the foot and often occurs with people who have problem with their arches, either overly flat feet or high arched feet.
The exact cause of plantar fasciitis has not yet been determined, but several risk factors have been identified that can increase your chance of developing plantar fasciitis. These factors include:
If plantar fasciitis is not treated as soon as the symptoms start, you may experience secondary symptoms such as changing the way you walk to compensate for pain. Other secondary symptoms include but are not limited to:
The sooner your seek treatment for your symptoms the more quickly you will heal. At North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic we offer several different types of treatments to help you get rid of the pain in your heels quickly. Some treatment options for plantar fasciitis in Calgary include:
If you are experiencing any type of heel pain or plantar fasciitis in Calgary, the best option is to see a doctor. Dr. Crosby of North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic can examine your foot to find the source of the pain and will be able to suggest treatments that will help in the relief of your heel pain.
Most often, pain can be reduced through non-surgical means such as, stretching exercises, icing the affected area or wearing supportive shoes or orthotic devices. Only in a small number of cases is surgery required to relieve heel pain. Contact North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic today to make your appointment to treat plantar fasciitis in Calgary.