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October 22, 2012
Category: Heel Treatments

Heel pain is very uncomfortable for everyone. Millions of people suffer from chronic heel pain, especially in the morning.  Heel pain is also known as Plantar Fascitis. During rest, the Plantar Fascitis tightens and shortens. When body weight is applied, the Fascia must stretch and quickly lengthen, causing micro-tears in the Fascia. Over stretching of the Plantar Fascia is more likely under the following conditions:


1. Excessive pronation ( flattening of the arch)

2. Walking on hard surfaces for long periods of time.

3. Excess weight or pregnancy

4. Tightening of the calf muscles

There are several different options for this issue. There are custom made orthotics, cortisone injections, some meds and last resort is surgery.