• Implanting Pain

    on Sep 21st, 2017

You have been an avid jogger all your life. Recently, you bought a new pair of running shoes and you couldn’t wait to try them out. Today is finally the day! You strapped on your shoes and were out the door in no time. Clap, clap, clap your feet hit the pavement in a rhythmic pattern as you run to your hearts content. Your shoes feel pretty comfortable, the weather is comfortable, and you are about to beat your fastest time. You are in your glory, and you go to sleep proud of yourself that night.

At 5:00AM you shoot up out of bed and your feet are in extreme pain. It is hard to walk on them, and you have no idea what is wrong. Did you over exert yourself on your run? Were those running shoes lacking in support? You give a call to Dr. Howard M. Kimmel of Buckeye Foot Care in Brook Park, Willoughby, Cleveland, and Elyria, Ohio. You make an appointment and are seen that day.

After an examination, you are diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the tough tissue on the bottom of the foot. This area is commonly known as the Plantar Arch. The tissue of the arch starts at the heel and attaches to the toes. This condition causes the patient a lot of pain and slowly eases as the day goes on.

In order to treat Plantar Fasciitis, you have to be able to make a small lifestyle adjustment until the arch heels. Rest, stretches, and over the counter pain medication are the most common treatment options for people who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis.  If pain persists or continues, Dr. Kimmel may suggest the use of orthotics or physical therapy to better treat you.

Be sure to also consider changing out your shoes. Poor arch support is one of the leading causes of Plantar Fasciitis. Make sure there is stability, support, and that shoes are not too restrictive. If the shoe feels like it is bunching or rubs any part of your foot the wrong way, chances are they are not the right fit.

Call 440-367-8773 if you have questions about your Plantar Fasciitis. Our friendly staff are more than happy to assist you.

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