Texas Top Podiatrist Sherman Nagler on Plantar Fasciitis

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What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is definitely a pain in the heel or the bottom of the foot. Some other clues that you might be dealing with plantar fasciitis include:

  • Pain, tenderness or stiffness in the bottom of the foot
  • Pain that is most severe upon waking
  • Pain after a long period of physical rest
  • Pain that is worsened by flexing the foot and toes upward toward the shin

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis may be caused by any number of factors. They include:

  • Overusing the feet with long periods of standing still
  • Over-exercising or increasing activity too quickly
  • Obesity
  • Repetitive jumping
  • Improper footwear
  • Diseases like reactive arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis

If you have heel pain that might be caused by plantar fasciitis, call in an expert. Contact Houston’s Foot Doc Sherman Nagler who will treat plantar fasciitis today. Call 713. 552.1010