Heel pain in the morning? You may have plantar fasciitis. I go more in depth with heel pain here, but I would like to give a brief overview of why this problem is treatable and most see excellent results with conservative care.
The most common complaint with plantar fasciitis is what I stated above: heel pain first thing in the morning with your first few steps. But that’s not the only time, anytime you’ve been sitting for long periods then get up and the first few steps again are painful is another sign. The pain may continue throughout the day as well even if you’ve been walking awhile and during strenuous activity. (Of note: please see a podiatrist though as these signs do not mean you automatically have plantar fasciitis and will need x-rays and a full workup to determine the cause of the pain). Besides ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis is the 2nd most common thing I see. It may even be more common than ingrown toenails the more I think about it. The etiology of plantar fasciitis can be explained here, but below is a brief overview of some things you can do to alleviate the pain in the meantime.
Dr. Sean Reyes
24/7 Podiatrist in Las Vegas