Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Port Orange, FL 32127
Palm Coast, FL 32164
Orange City, FL 32763
Do you feel a sharp, stabbing pain in the back or bottom of your heel when you get out of bed in the morning? Do you feel the same pain after sitting for a while? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you are experiencing one of the most common conditions we see in our offices.
Summer and fall is a time for wearing sandals and going barefoot for many people. Unfortunately this can lead to multiple foot aches. Most commonly heel pain, or as we refer to it in the office, plantar fasciitis. This presents as pain in the bottom of the heel, usually worse in the morning or after rest. This is most commonly caused from the lack of support not given by many sandals, flip flops, or bare feet.
The best way to combat this is by not wearing this type of shoe gear, and wearing supportive shoes at all times (even in the house). In more severe cases you will need to wear orthotics in your shoes to give you added support through the heel and arch. These can be provided for you at our offices. They may be prefabricated or custom-made depending on the severity of the condition.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.
Other keys to treating plantar fasciitis is by stretching, icing, and taking anti-inflammatories. If this does not aid in your condition then it is recommended that you schedule an appointment so we can assist you in treating this annoying and many times painful condition.
Heel Pain is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In persistent cases, Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT) may be used to treat your heel pain. If you are suffering from heel pain, visit our Heel Pain Center to learn more about our effective and safe procedure to get rid of your heel pain.
Using the world's most advanced technology makes us the best choice for treating your heel pain in Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, and Orange City.
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1890 LPGA Boulevard, Suite 230
Daytona Beach, FL 32117