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By Idaho Foot & Ankle Associates
October 21, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

Heel pain can be an annoying issue that happens to many. Find out what may be keeping you from your daily workouts.

You wake up ready to hit the morning trails, but your feet have other plans. You get out of bed and immediately realize how painful it is to heel painput weight on your foot. How are you supposed to go for your run if you can’t even move around the house without limping? If this sounds like you, it’s time you picked up the phone and called one of our Nampa, Meridian and Boise, ID podiatrists for help.

So, what exactly could be causing your heel pain? This is going to be very difficult to determine without examining your foot first. But one of the common causes our Nampa, Meridian and Boise foot doctors often see when it comes to heel pain is an inflammatory condition known as plantar fasciitis.

“What in the world is plantar fasciitis?” You may be wondering. We are glad you asked. This condition affects the thick band of ligaments that run from the heel to the toes. While ligaments are strong and stretchy, there are certain situations that may cause them to overstretch or become irritated. Common reasons for plantar fasciitis include:

  • Pronation: in which weight isn’t distributed evenly as you walk due to biomechanical issues of the foot
  • Weight: if you are overweight you may be putting too much pressure on these ligaments of the foot
  • Work: if your job expects you to be on your feet for long periods of time or to lift heavy objects you may be more susceptible to plantar fasciitis
  • Exercise: suddenly increasing the intensity or duration of a workout can cause the plantar fascia to become inflamed (plantar fasciitis is often a result of overuse)

Turn to the Nampa, Meridian and Boise, ID foot specialists at Idaho Foot & Ankle Associates for all of your needs. If you are looking to treat your heel pain, we are here for you!