Heel pain is one of the most common warning signs of plantar fasciitis, a painful foot condition that affects the tissues stretching along the bottom of your feet. At Mesilla Valley Footcare in Las Cruces, New Mexico, experienced podiatrists Rolando Cadena, DPM, and Clair Cadena Miranda, DPM, provide cutting-edge care for plantar fasciitis. Dr. Cadena and Dr. Miranda focus on treating your condition at the source, relieving your pain and improving your foot function. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule a plantar fasciitis consultation.
Plantar fasciitis is inflamed tissue that runs along the bottom of your feet. The plantar fascia is a fibrous band that connects the bottom of your toes to your heel, providing support, shock absorption, and stability during weight-bearing activities.
Repeated stress on your plantar fascia can lead to inflammation, causing pain, stiffness, and other uncomfortable symptoms that affect your mobility. Mesilla Valley Footcare has onsite digital X-rays and experienced podiatrists to diagnose and effectively treat your condition.
Pain is the most common sign of plantar fasciitis. Most people describe the sensation as:
The pain is often most intense with your first steps in the morning or after periods of rest, causing a sharp, stabbing pain in your heel.
As plantar fasciitis progresses, you may experience a burning or aching sensation along the bottom of your foot, extending from your heel toward your toes.
Pain may worsen during prolonged periods of standing, walking, or engaging in activities that put stress on your feet.
You may also experience stiffness in your heel or arch, particularly after periods of rest or inactivity.
Many people are at risk of plantar fasciitis. The most common risk factors are:
Understanding your risk factors can help you take preventive measures that reduce your risk of developing plantar fasciitis.
To relieve plantar fasciitis pain at home, you can:
Dr. Cadena and Dr. Miranda can recommend exercises to strengthen the muscles in your feet and calves to reduce plantar fasciitis pain.
Mesilla Valley Footcare offers many effective treatments for plantar fasciitis, including:
Dr. Cadena and Dr. Miranda may recommend surgery to detach your fascia in severe cases.
Call Mesilla Valley Footcare today or use the online booking tool to schedule a plantar fasciitis consultation.