What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

If you suffer from heel pain or pain along the bottom of your foot, plantar fasciitis may be to blame. Learn below how our team at Podiatry Associates of Houston in Houston, TX can help you get back on your feet comfortably.

Guide to Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that leaves many people in pain and can interfere with daily life, as well as their favorite activities. What is the condition, exactly? Where does it come from? And how can you find relief from your suffering? This quick guide answers those questions and more.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis and Why Do I Have It?

The body is made up of many components – some of which are intended to protect and connect others. Along the bottom of your foot is a thick band of tissue, which is there to connect your toes and heels while protecting the bones in your feet. It’s called the plantar fascia.

As you can imagine, this tissue can take a beating, since it absorbs weight and pressure with every step you take. However, it can stand up pretty well against regular usage. The trouble comes when it is overused or overstretched due to one of the following or something similar:

  • Foot arch issues, such as having high arches or flat feet, as your weight is not distributed properly
  • Weight issues, as being obese can put undue pressure on the fascia
  • Wear non-supportive shoes
  • High levels of activity, especially running on uneven surfaces or long distances
  • Suddenly changing your activity level, such as changing exercises

Situations like these can cause the fascia of the foot to become inflamed or swollen, which is known as plantar fasciitis.

How Our Team at Podiatry Associates of Houston

We are committed to helping you move without the pain of plantar fasciitis. Every patient is unique, so we don’t offer a one-size-fits-all approach to healing. Instead, we’ll customize a care plan according to your needs. It might include custom orthotics, shockwave therapy, lifestyle adjustments, such as dietary and exercise adjustments, or other methods according to your needs.

If you’re suffering from plantar fasciitis, our team at Podiatry Associates of Houston in Houston, TX is here to help. You can schedule an appointment at our Chimney Rock office at (713) 666-0287, our Memorial City office at (713) 467-1299, our Katy office at (281) 579-0186, our Willowbrook office at (832) 912-7792, or our Woodlands office at (281) 849-9891. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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