Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis. This condition is one of the most common conditions that our office treats. We treat patients daily for this condition and the physicians at our clinic are excellent at diagnosing and treating this condition. Plantar fasciitis has several potential causes. Therefore, it is important to have it properly diagnosed. Plantar fasciitis does not occur in children. It also can mimic another foot problem called tarsal tunnel syndrome. A podiatric foot and ankle surgeon must examine the patient and make a proper diagnosis. There are many causes of heel pain and the physician must determine the underlying source of her heel pain and treat it appropriately. Plantar fasciitis is due to inflammation of the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot. This is a strong ligamentous-like band that supports the underlying musculature and the arch. Prominent symptoms are pain upon arising in the morning or arising from sitting for a period of time. Pain in the heel throughout the day and pain that increases over a period of weeks or months are common with condition. The longer one has symptoms the more difficult it is to resolve therefore, it is important to come in for consultation earlier than later. Common treatments include stretching, icing, avoiding barefoot walking, foot orthotics (arch supports), oral anti-inflammatories and steroid injections. Our podiatrists treat this condition everyday and have excellent treatment plans to get your pain resolved. For more chronic cases Table Mountain Foot & Ankle offers MLS laser therapy, PRP injections or surgical intervention. If you’re suffering with plantar fasciitis please give us a call.