What is my foot pain?
There are quite a number of foot pains, complete diagnosis and the correct treatment are of utmost importance, so the condition does not develop into something more severe.
Heel Spurs, Plantar Fasciitis (fascitis), Chronic Heel Pain, Cracked heels, Shin splints, arch pain. Micro-fractures in the metatarsals (long bones of the foot).
Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is pain on the bottom of the foot, usually towards the heel. If you get out of bed in the morning and have heel pain, plantar fascitis is the most likely the culprit.
Pain is also sometimes in the front or middle part of the bottom of the foot. If you do a lot of walking, running or standing on hard surfaces you are more likely to get feet pain. If you have flat feet or extremely high arches the percentage of acquiring foot pain becomes higher.
Pain is usually increased when one stands or walks after resting, or after exercising. Heel Spurs are also often associated with plantar fasciitis.
Above: Plantar fasciitis pain on the sole of the foot (near the heal).
What happens if I wait for foot pain to go away on its own? When plantar fasciitis goes untreated it may become chronic foot pain. It may also affect you to develop knee, hip, and or low back pain due to the "getty up" you will have when walking. More complications are a result of untreated heel pain.
Is there relief for my plantar fasciitis? Yes there is immediate relief for foot pain. Proper diagnosis needs to made by your physician and a treatment plan constructed. Ultrasound, cold laser, manipulation, orthotics, massage, and an exercise regimen will be introduced.
Cracked HeelsCracked Heels are seen quite often in Colorado due to the arid climate. Fissures or cracks in the heels usually occur in the summer months due to our choice of footwear.
A natural remedy for cracked heels is available at the clinic. Relief from cracked heel pain is just a few days away