Plantar Fasciitis

There are many options available when it comes to treating plantar fasciitis. Our podiatrists can help in the diagnosis, treatment and healing of this condition.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the shortening of the band of tissue at the bottom of the foot and is one of the most common reasons for heel pain. This band of tissue runs from your toes to your heel, activating every time you walk or stand. Because of this constant pressure, plantar fasciitis feels lingering, and since it is not a crack in the heel, you may be tempted to ignore it. Since plantar fasciitis is just one of many conditions that cause heel pain, you will want to see a podiatrist to examine your foot and provide a proper diagnosis.

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can be caused by too much or too little activity, or even weight gain due to the increased pressure on the foot. A person’s own foot shape can contribute to plantar fasciitis, specifically in people with high arches or those who roll their feet inward as they move (overpronation).

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

  • Pain in the foot upon the first step in the morning. A tell-tale sign of plantar fasciitis is this first step is often the worst. Pain may decrease during the day as the fascia warms up.
  • Pain can oscillate from sharp to dull where the arch of the foot meets the heel.
  • Foot pain feels worse in shoes without proper support or in bare feet.

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

There are plenty of ways to heal plantar fasciitis, but a custom treatment plan by a medical professional can be the fastest road to recovery. Our podiatrists at Hattiesburg Clinic evaluate your unique injury, gait and activity level to develop a plan to reduce pain and heal plantar fasciitis.

  • Stretching: We can teach you specific stretches and exercises to loosen the plantar fascia and strengthen surrounding muscles and tendons.
  • Proper Shoes: We can evaluate your current shoes, arch support and provide custom orthotics if necessary.
  • Injections: If plantar fasciitis continues to cause pain, Hattiesburg Clinic offers steroid injections to decrease inflammation in the tissue.

Contact Hattiesburg Clinic

When overuse or stress on the feet turns into pain caused by plantar fasciitis, we can help. Our podiatrists will work with you to diagnose and treat your pain, helping you get back to your daily activities. We are currently accepting new patients.

Hattiesburg, MS
1101 B S. 28th Ave.
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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