How do you know if you have plantar fasciitis?
If you start to have unbearable heel pain, as if there is a tiny pebble placed under your heel but you go to look and there is nothing. This is one of the classic signs of plantar fasciitis. Another classic sign is if when you wake up in the morning and you feel heel pain from the back of your heel, even though it subsides after a few minutes of using your foot but still comes back once you sit or stand for a while. If you do experience these on a regular basis it is very possible that you could have plantar fasciitis. There are doctors who specialize with plantar fasciitis; one that is highly recommended is Austin podiatrist Dr. Jeff LaMour. The only thing about this podiatrist is they are located in Austin, Texas. There are other foot doctors that can be found near you that do specialize in foot support. There are plantar fasciitis treatments that you can discuss with your foot doctor. The most common plantar fasciitis treatment is calf stretches these you can do in the comfort of your own home another is good foot support to relieve the pain. Also be sure to take Ibuprofen as regular as the pain of your foot.
Can plantar fasciitis be genetic?
There is a lot of talk about conditions and diseases that our parents or grandparents deal with and curiosity of if it is something that can be genetically passed down to other generations. I am happy to tell you that this condition is not one of them. This condition can occur in young teens to adults. It is a disorder in the foot bone that could have a micro tare or breakdown of the collagen that results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. There are high risk factors on how plantar fasciitis occurs the most common is the increase of exercise without properly stretching or sudden weight gain. There is some studies show that it can come from an inward rolling of the foot and also from doing little to no exercise and standing for a long period of time in shoes that do not provide the right support for feet even before the pain of plantar fasciitis can occur. If the recommended calf stretching and pain medications do find relief then you may need to have surgery this happens in small cases of plantar fasciitis most of the time home treatment of resting, stretching and taking pain medication when needed usually helps relieve the pain. There is no fast recovery it can take months before the relief of plantar fasciitis subsides.