Morning foot pain may just sound like an inconvenience, but anyone who’s experienced it knows it’s important to get checked out!
Relieving Morning Foot Pain
If you’ve experienced morning foot pain, then you know it’s no walk in the park. Having to brace for pain every time you leave the bed, or sitting for an extended amount of time, tends to take a toll on our overall well-being. But how do we combat this pain, also known as plantar fasciitis? By educating ourselves on the reasons for this unwanted heel pain and learning how to prevent and treat this morning monster.
About Plantar Fasciitis
If you are experiencing pain in your heel every morning, you more than likely have plantar fasciitis. This is when the tissue — called the plantar fascia — on the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed. Too much pressure on the plantar fascia will cause a large amount of pressure, which eventually leads to small tears in the tissue. Some of the main causes behind this issue are abnormalities in the feet, excessive heel pressure, obesity, incorrect shoe size, diabetes, and arthritis. If untreated, this inconvenient foot pain can seriously impact mobility and create knee, hip, and back problems, along with producing even more foot issues.
When you start feeling foot pain, it’s already time to start acting. There are many exercises, like heel stretching, ice rolls, and the kneeling stretch that can help alleviate the symptoms. If you are feeling heel pain for more than a couple of weeks, however, it’s time to get it checked out! Every time you are stepping on it, you’re creating more damage to the torn tissues.
When you visit your podiatrist, they will most likely want to use an X-Ray or diagnostic ultrasound to get a closer look at what is ailing you. Depending on the severity of the injury, a treatment will then be recommended. If it’s a minor case, the answer will probably rely on noninvasive treatment and anti-inflammatory medicine. For many cases, however, the most recommended option is TOPAZ Coblation Procedure. This is a minimally invasive process that provides a quick recovery for the patient.
Let Foot Specialists of Birmingham Help!
Our number one goal is to provide a rapid, but effective, solution to every foot problem that walks through our doors. We have years of experience with plantar fasciitis and TOPAZ Coblation, and can get your feet back running in no time! Don’t let foot problems take control of your life. Start taking steps towards a better future today. Contact us for more information.