You know that sharp stabbing pain in the sole of your foot? That tight, sharp shooting in your heel when you wake up in the morning? You may have slept wrong—but then again, how do you hurt your heel in your sleep? Or maybe you’re a runner and need a while before you can go for your morning run because you’re in so much pain.
Does that sound familiar?
You might want to consider the possibility of having plantar fasciitis.
The pain that shoots through your foot every time you wake up, or walk after long periods of standing or sitting, could be caused by an issue with your heel. A fairly common foot problem, it occurs when there is inflammation of theplantar fascia, which is the thick tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. This explains the tight, cramped feeling in your foot, which hurts when you walk.
It’s most common among people who run on a regular basis and experience constant pressure in their feet, but is also fairly common among people who are overweight and among people who wear the wrong shoes; think shoes that are uncomfortable, tight, hurt your feet and provide no support but you continue wearing them despite the searing pain.
Though typically felt most after waking up, like your foot needing a good long stretch and a massage, the pain also acts up after exercise and strenuous activity. It can exist with other foot conditions such as Achilles tendon rupture among various foot and ankle injuries. With time it can get worse, making it difficult to manage and treat, which is why it’s best to nip the condition in the bud when possible.
If you’re seeking options for plantar fasciitis treatment in Miami, the Foot & Ankle Institute offers several options. These options include regenerative medicine treatments such as PRP and Stem Cell therapy in order to avoid the surgical route as much as possible.
PRP shows significant improvement and success when managing various conditions with muscles, tendons and joints, which is why it’s an excellent option that we offer to our patients suffering from plantar fasciitis.
Our team includes plantar fasciitis specialists who can provide you with individual consultations and treatment plans that are best suited to your diagnosis and stop the condition from hindering your functionality and performance. We understand how difficult it can be to have your routine disrupted and what missing the runner’s high is like, which is why we want to help you feel and do your best!