What is Plantar Fasciitis?

The plantar fascia runs from the heel to the base of the toes, beneath the arch of your foot. It supports the arch and aids in proper foot function. It also distributes your weight evenly through your foot, so you can stand, walk, and run with ease. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain and tenderness in the plantar fascia and heel to the point where inflammation, heel pain, and stiffness impair foot function. If you experience symptoms related to plantar fasciitis in Tavares, FL, call Dr. Breana Ferguson at Mid Lake Foot and Ankle to discuss treatment options.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

You don't need to be an athlete to experience plantar fasciitis. If you step out of bed in the morning and immediately feel a sharp tug on the bottom of your foot, it may be related to the condition. Pain and stiffness may worsen throughout the day or if you stand, walk, run, or climb stairs for extended periods. Plantar fasciitis can cause dull aches and heel pain that can become chronic and interfere with your daily activities if left untreated. Dr. Ferguson may perform a physical examination to determine tenderness, a foot X-ray to check for abnormalities, or an ultrasound to check fascia swelling in our office to rule out symptoms related to other conditions to diagnose plantar fasciitis in Tavares, FL.

Dr. Breana Ferguson will collaborate with you to create a treatment plan that may include stretching and strengthening exercises to alleviate tightness and weakness and supportive footwear to provide ample support for the foot and ankle. If non-surgical pain management isn't working, Dr. Ferguson may recommend surgery in rare cases. Please call us at (352) 432-8434 if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment with our podiatrist at Mid Lake Foot and Ankle about plantar fasciitis relief in Tavares, FL.

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