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03/19/2016

Plantar fasciitis, commonly called heel pain, can result from inflammation of tissue under the heel. Foot and ankle pain can effect your entire life. When any area of your feet hurt, each step you take causes pain. One of the most common foot problems causing this pain is heel pain.

Plantar fasciitis, commonly called heel pain, can result from inflammation of tissue under the heel. Often, this pain is worse first thing in the morning. Pain usually diminishes after a short period of walking. However, after excessive walking during the day, the pain comes back.

Your shoes could be a large factor in your heel pain. Shoes that fail to give adequate support to your foot can increase strain on the plantar fascial ligament, resulting in inflammation, injury, and pain. It is important to have both feet measured while standing to be properly fitted for shoes. Don’t purchase shoes that need a break-in period. Any shoes you buy should be comfortable right from the beginning of wear.

Many people rely on over-the-counter medications and heel pads to relieve heel pain. Taking anti-inflammatory medications from your local pharmacy and using arch supports or heel pads can reduce heel pain.

However, if your pain continues to occur long-term and you don’t get relief, you should consult a podiatrist. Dr. Alexander Yanovskiy, D.P.M. and his staff at the Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic genuinely care about their patients' well-being. This clinic offers the utmost in individual care, concern, and treatment to help you both short-term and long-term. Ranking top among the nation's highly informed and experienced physicians, Dr. Yanovskiy and his staff are at the forefront of podiatry advances. Don’t suffer needlessly with heel pain, make an appointment today.

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