Q What will happen if I ignore my heel pain?
Never leave your pain untreated
As with many foot conditions, leaving plantar fasciitis untreated may only cause the condition to worsen over time. Having pain in the bottom of your foot can inevitably cause you to limp or change the way you walk. This change in gait can lead to problems in your knees, hips and lower back. You may also experience long-lasting or chronic heel pain if you do not seek treatment for plantar fasciitis.
Heel pain, also known as plantar fasciitis, develops when the plantar fascia on the bottom of your foot becomes strained and inflamed from overuse. This band of tissue runs from your heel, along your arch to your toes and when damaged, can bring significant pain.
There are many successful, non-surgical ways of treating heel pain. Please call us for treatment if you are noticing pain in the arch of your foot or other symptoms indicative of plantar fasciitis. Call our expert podiatrist, Dr. Harvey Danciger, at (760) 568-0108 or schedule an appointment online.