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A Solution to Heel Pain From Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that results in heel pain. It happens when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue running across the bottom of your foot and connecting your heel bone to your toes, becomes inflamed. This inflammation can cause sharp, stabbing pain, particularly noticeable with your first steps in the morning or after long periods of rest. Customized foot orthotics can reduce the heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis by providing targeted support and cushioning to the foot. These tailored inserts fit into your shoes to distribute pressure more evenly across the foot, reduce strain on the plantar fascia, and correct any abnormal walking patterns that could be contributing to the pain. Customized orthotics can significantly alleviate uncomfortable heel pain from plantar fasciitis and help prevent its recurrence, especially because it is a solution tailored to your specific foot problems. If you are experiencing heel pain from plantar fasciitis, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist, who can determine if customized orthotics are the right course of treatment for you. 

Many people suffer from bouts of heel pain. For more information, contact Pedram Aslmand, DPM of Advanced Foot and Ankle Center. Our podiatrist can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.

Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.

Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.

Why Might Heel Pain Occur?

  • Wearing ill-fitting shoes                  
  • Wearing non-supportive shoes
  • Weight change           
  • Excessive running


Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress-free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a condition of the past.

If you have any questions please contact our offices located in Long Beach, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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