How do I know if I have plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common overuse injury, caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia – a band of fibrous tissue that runs lengthwise along the bottom of the foot and helps support the foot arch. When this tissue is inflamed, you will likely feel a sharp, shooting pain in the bottom of your heel(s) that accompanies your first steps in the morning.

As you walk around throughout the day, the pain may subside, but don’t make the mistake of thinking the condition is improved. Performing your normal activities—especially if you exercise on a regular basis—doesn’t allow the tissue to heal, and can actually lead to further damage. Instead, you need to make sure you have a treatment plan in place. The good news is we can help!

If you have heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis and have not been able to find the relief you need, give the office of Harvey R. Danciger, DPM a call at (760) 568-0108. We’ll help you find solutions to your heel pain – possibly even with the use of our advanced laser therapy! Contact us today for more information!
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle