A sharp pain on the underside of the foot stretching from the heel toward the arch can be a sign of plantar fasciitis, a common condition affecting millions of people of varying ages. The condition may be particularly painful when you take your first steps of the day, subside as the day goes on, and then gradually worsen toward evening. If you are experiencing these symptoms, the doctor of podiatry at Kirkland Office is uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat this chronic condition. We have relieved many patients of the pain associated with this condition and helped them get back on their feet and enjoy the activities they love.
Plantar fasciitis occurs when the band of tissue beneath the foot known as the plantar fascia becomes irritated and inflamed. This may be caused by having overly flat or high-arched feet, or by wearing shoes that don’t provide proper support, especially among people who spend long periods of time standing on hard surfaces. Runners and other athletes are at risk for putting excessive amounts of stress on the plantar fascia, and extremely tight calf muscles can be a cause. As with many ailments of the lower leg, ankle, and foot, obesity also can contribute to this condition.
Our podiatrist will conduct an evaluation and perform a range of tests to determine the source of your discomfort, and provide a treatment plan designed specifically for you. We pair experience with the latest technology to deliver care and comfort that has made our office a leader in treating conditions of the ankle, heel and foot. Addressing plantar fasciitis in its early stages can prevent the condition from becoming debilitating later on.
If you have been experiencing pain that may be associated with plantar fasciitis, the doctor of podiatry at Kirkland Office can get you back on your feet. Don’t hesitate to contact our office today for an appointment.