Plantar Fasciitis

Do the first few steps you take getting out of bed feel every morning like knives in your heel?  Does the throbbing in your foot become worse as the day progresses?  Have you tried using orthotics to alleviate your symptoms?  Are you ready to get rid of your foot pain?

    Plantar fasciitis affects 1 in 10 Americans at some point in their lives.  Although common, many people choose to do nothing or little about it besides “deal with it.”  Plantar fasciitis is not a difficult diagnosis to cure quickly if it is taken care of when the symptoms first come on.  The longer you wait, the harder it is to fix.  Don’t make a simple problem turn into a complex one.  

    Another common lower extremity injury is shin splints.  This anterior shin pain can be caused from high repetition activities like running, soccer, football, etc.  The pain usually stems from either inflammation of the muscle in front of your shin (Tibialis Anterior) or irritation to the periosteum (the outer most layer of tissue surrounding a bone).  A thorough screening from a medical professional of the ankle, knee, hip and low back can give greater insight as to what tissues are affected and which muscles and joints may be weak or restricted.

    If these symptoms sound familiar or you are having other lower leg symptoms that are preventing you from doing the activities you love, give us a call.  We can give you the information and help you need to quickly get you back to your healthy, active lifestyle.