What is Plantar Fasciitis? And What Causes This Heel Pain?
When the posterior muscle group or calf muscles are tight this structure, the plantar fascia, also can get tight. That is why in the treatment section you will see we talk a lot about stretching your calf muscles to get your plantar fascia better.
People often describe a lot of pain on the bottom of the heel after waking up in the morning or after resting and getting up from sitting down. People also relate having pain in their feet after standing for more than a couple hours when they have plantar fasciitis.
Not enough support is another reason someone can develop plantar fasciitis or heel pain. If you are wearing flat or unsupportive shoes, you may develop plantar fasciitis while straining your foot just walking. This is the reason we speak so highily of good shoes and support to help improve and prevent plantar fasciitis. If you are experiencing heel pain and live in Leesburg or near The Villages, we have a new office in Leesburg and would be more than happy to help your heel feel better!
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Our advice on how to get rid of your heel pain
In this video we discuss rolling the ice bottle on the foot:This is simple to do. If you think you have plantar fasciitis or heel pain get rolling! I have had heel pain a couple times and this simple step makes it feel very good right away. Rolling the ice bottle, not only stretches the plantar fascia but it serves as a nice natural anti-inflammatory.