What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the painful inflammation and swelling of the plantar fascia, which is a ligament on the bottom of your foot that starts in your heel and extends into your toes. Frequently the tissue becomes injured because this ligament does not stretch well. Strain on the foot pulls the ligament and strains it, causing discomfort. Age can make a difference as well. As we grow older, our feet flatten, which puts tension on that ligament and contributes to the injury. Usually the heel feels the worst after long periods of time either sitting or standing, so you may feel it when you get out of your car after a long day at work, or after you exercise.

Don’t let heel pain keep you from doing what you love. You do not have to suffer from plantar fasciitis--we can help. Call Podiatry Associates, P.C. at (303) 805-5156 or schedule an appointment online for uncomfortable heels at our Cherry Creek, Castle Pines, or Parker, CO offices.