Plantar fasciitis is the most common culprit for heel pain in adults. The plantar fascia band is the ligament that attaches to bottom of your heel bone and runs the length of your sole and is attached to your toes. The ligament supports the arch and helps your foot absorb shock by stretching slightly with each step. However, too much pressure, repetitive impacts and general overuse can strain the plantar fascia and contribute to tears in the tissue. The ligament can then grow inflamed, irritated and swollen, thickening and stiffening as a result.
Anyone can develop plantar fasciitis, however, it is particularly common in athletes or people who stand or walk for work. Getting older or being overweight can also increase your risk for this condition. The only way to eliminate the pain is to get it treated – quickly. This is one of the most common ailments our doctors see in our office. Let Gentle Foot Care help you on the road to pain free feet – call our office today to schedule an appointment 1-866-953-3519.
Athlete’s Foot is the most common type of fungal foot infection – also called Tinea Pedis. It usually begins between the toes and commonly occurs in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight fitting shoes or going barefoot in places like a locker room. The fungus can also spread to the toenails or hands. It is contagious. Symptoms include a scaly rash that usually causes itching, stinging and burning.