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Have Foot Pain?

It could be plantar fasciitis.

Are you on your feet all day? Perhaps your job requires you to stand for hours on end or maybe you’re a long-distance runner and your feet get lots of wear and tear. Either way, you may be at risk for developing plantar fasciitis (pronounced: PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus).

How does plantar fasciitis arrive? Supporting the arch of your foot and connecting your heel bone and toes is a ligament called the plantar fascia. If this band of tissue gets strained, it becomes weak, enflamed, and swollen, causing pain in your heel and arch when you stand or walk on it.

Here’s what you should know about this painful condition to stay on your feet.

Are You at Risk?

Middle-aged people are most likely to get plantar fasciitis, though younger folks may develop this condition if their feet get overused or their arch is overstretched. Both men and women are susceptible to this condition, but physically active men ages 40 to 70 are most likely to wind up with it.

Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include the following:

  • being a long-distance runner
  • frequently running on uneven ground, hard surfaces, or down hills
  • having high arches or flat feet
  • having feet that turn inward when you walk (also known as excessive pronation)
  • being obese
  • experiencing rapid weight gain
  • regularly wearing shoes without arch support or with soft soles
  • having a tight Achilles tendon (the tissue connecting your calf muscle to your heel)

Could It Be?

Plantar fasciitis can affect both feet or just one foot. The main symptoms are pain and stiffness in the bottom of the foot - especially in the heel. The pain may be shooting, a dull aching, or burning. Pain is most commonly felt after sitting or standing for a long period of time, in the morning when you first get out of bed, when climbing stairs, and after intense exercise. Just as the timing of pain is different for each person, so is the onset. For some people, the pain may slowly get worse. For others, it may show up suddenly and severely.

If your pain grows worse at night, your problem most likely is not plantar fasciitis. Instead, it may be tarsal tunnel syndrome or arthritis.

Can I Kick It?

Initial treatment of plantar fasciitis doesn’t require intense medical intervention. Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Stay off your feet as much as you can for a week or more. Wear shoes with cushioning and good arch support. Ask your physician or a physical therapist about specific stretching exercises for your foot and heel or whether you could benefit from a splint that stretches your foot while you sleep.

If the above treatments bring little or no relief, you may have to spend a couple of days icing the affected area twice a day for 15 minutes. Or you may find relief by wearing heel felt pads in your supportive shoes.

Still not getting relief? You may have to wear a removable boot cast for three to six weeks or you may wind up wearing custom-made orthotics for your shoes or undergoing steroid shots or heel injections.

And while nonsurgical treatment methods are usually successful - though they may take months to years before complete healing, surgery is available as a last resort.

Can You Prevent Plantar Fasciitis?

To help prevent plantar fasciitis, keep your Achilles tendons, ankles, and calf muscles loose and flexible through regular stretching; maintain a healthy weight; wear supportive, comfortable shoes; and avoid running downhill or on hard, uneven surfaces. And if you suspect you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis, talk with a health pro to figure out if you need to get started on the road to healing.