When you step out of bed in the morning, do you feel a burning, stabbing or aching pain in the heel of your foot? Does the bottom of your foot hurt after running or climbing stairs? If you are experiencing this kind of pain in your heel, then you may be suffering with plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a cumulative trauma disorder that affects over two million Americans.
Plantar Fasciitis – the number one cause of heel pain, is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a flat band of tissue along the bottom of the foot, which connects the heel bone to the toes. The plantar fascia ligament is like a rubber band that loosens and contracts with movement of the foot. Think of it as the body’s shock absorber, supporting the arch of the foot when carrying the weight of the body. If you strain your plantar fascia, it may ache, become swollen and inflamed. Tiny tears can appear in the tissue, causing the heel or bottom of the foot to hurt while standing or walking.
Trying to simply walk through or ignore the pain in your heel, can cause a mild case to become long-term, debilitating and lead to additional health problems. Just like the song says… The hip bones connected to the knee bone… so, what happens in the feet directly impacts the proper functioning of the knees, hips, and back as you change your body mechanics to adjust to discomfort or pain. The good news is… there are many plantar fasciitis treatments, including stretches for plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis management, along with lifestyle changes, speed recovery time.
If you are suffering with pain in your heel, it could be caused by plantar fasciitis. Call New Jersey’s own Alternative Integrated Medical Services today at 732-254-5553 and receive a FREE Initial Consultation. Our goal is to provide the most advanced and compassionate pain relief. Our Team of Experts and friendly staff at your local East Brunswick, NJ AIMS Clinic, will help you reduce or eliminate pain and improve function. As our patient, we will teach you how to regain your health with our revolutionary new treatment program.