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Any type of discomfort in your foot can make it more difficult to walk or stay physically active. If you ever feel pain caused by something in your shoe, but can’t seem to find the source, you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis.

At Nagler Foot Center, experienced pain management Houston’s Foot Specialist Dr. Sherman Nagler, often treats athletes who develop plantar fasciitis from running. Although this condition can develop for a variety of reasons, running is a common cause of plantar fasciitis, and for this reason, the injury is often known as runner’s heel.

Houston’s Foot Doc Sherman Nagler’s overview of plantar fasciitis

The thin ligament that connects the front part of your foot to your heel is called the plantar fascia. This structure supports the arch of your foot and allows you to stay mobile. When you stretch the plantar fascia too far, it can tear the tissue and lead to persistent inflammation that causes Plantar Fasciitis.

In addition to running and participating in other sports, your risk for developing plantar fasciitis increases because of:

  • Aging
  • Flat feet
  • Genetic background
  • Structural foot abnormalities
  • Naturally tight calf muscles

The more tears that develop in your plantar fascia, the more painful your condition can become. Without the right treatment, you may be limited in how much physical activity you can do on your feet because of the increased pain in and around your heel.

Signs of plantar fasciitis

In addition to heel pain, plantar fasciitis has some distinct symptoms that Dr. Sherman Nagler evaluates to confirm your condition.

If you have any foot ailments please call Dr. Sherman Nagler ASAP. 713.529.1010