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You’re experiencing a stabbing pain on the bottom of the foot, extending from the heel all the way to the toes. It’s often worse in the morning when your feet first hit the ground, then subsides as you walk around — only to return in full force when you’ve been on your feet for a long period of time.
These are among the symptoms that could signal that you’re suffering from a common but debilitating condition known as plantar fasciitis. If you suspect you may have this condition, come see the podiatrists at the offices of Scott T. Grodman, DPM. We are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot like plantar fasciitis. Our in-depth understanding of the complexities of the ankle, heel and foot, combined with years of experience helping our patients to walk pain-free, have earned us recognition throughout the area. Our advanced techniques and friendly, attentive staff provide the highest quality of care for our patients.
This painful condition is caused by the irritation and inflammation of the band of tissue beneath the foot known as the plantar fascia. There are a range of possible causes, including having overly flat or high-arched feet. Footwear that doesn’t offer proper support, especially when worn on hard surfaces for long periods of time, can put undue strain on the plantar fascia. Obesity, overuse especially by runners or other athletes, and extremely tight calf muscles can also bring on this condition.
The podiatrists at the offices of Scott T. Grodman, DPM will conduct an evaluation and perform a full range of tests before confirming your diagnosis, and then recommend a treatment plan that fits your needs. Early recognition is key to ending your discomfort and getting you back on your feet, so don’t delay — contact our office today to arrange an evaluation.