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    Soothe Your Heel Pain

    Published on October 8th, 2015

    Pain is never easy on anyone, but when the discomfort is in your feet and you spend a great deal of time on them, it can be even worse. Some problems that people feel in their feet can be due to improper footwear, arthritis, congenital issues, or bacteria/fungal disorders. People can also suffer from problems in their feet due to injury or tumors that form in them. Whatever the reason may be that you or someone you know is having problems with their feet, they should consult with a professional to help diagnose and treat the problem. Planters Fasciitis is one foot problem people often have. This issue, when evaluated properly, can be treated to help eliminate the pain.

    What is Heel Pain?

     Planter fasciitis, also known as heel pain, is caused when the strain is put on the flat band of the ligament that connects the toes to the heel bones. This is the area where the arch of your foot is and it can become irritated, weak, or swollen. When this happens, you will feel discomfort when you walk or stand on your feet for a long period of time. People who are middle-aged are likely to suffer from planter fasciitis. It can also occur in younger people who spend a lot of time on their feet. It is important to seek the treatment of a specialist since repeated exposure can cause tiny tears in the tissue.

    Who is more likely to Suffer from this Issue?

    • Your shoes are worn out or do not fit well.
    • Overweight people.
    • Individuals who have flat feet or high arches.
    • When you walk your feet tend to roll inward.
    • If you stand, walk, or run on firm surface for extended periods of time.
    • The calf muscles or Achilles’ tendons are tight in your legs or feet.

    Get Diagnosed by an Expert for a Treatment Plan

     Planter fasciitis can easily be diagnosed by your physician just by examining your feet and talking with you. However, X-rays and ultrasound scans may be performed to help rule out any other possible reasons for the pain. A scan can help tell how swollen or thickened your fascia is to determine how severe the problem is. A specialist can recommend anything from resting your feet to changing your footwear to help solve the problem you are having.

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