Plantar fasciitis is the leading cause of heel pain in adults, and is particularly common among middle-aged people. But pain in the heel alone isn’t quite enough to make a diagnosis, as plenty of other conditions can make your heel area hurt, such as Achilles tendinitis, bursitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, or stress fractures.
The telltale sign of plantar fasciitis is that the pain that is underneath your heel, and it is worst in the morning or after a long period of sitting, right when you take your first steps. The torn, swollen tissue along your sole contracts when resting; once you put weight on it again, it takes a few minutes for the tissues to stretch back out and the pain to subside.
Nobody likes living with heel pain, and the good news is that you don’t have to. Call Family Foot and Ankle Center today for help with your stubborn symptoms, whatever your foot or ankle condition. Reach us at (513) 728-4800 or (859) 282-1572 to set an appointment at one of our six Greater Cincinnati offices.