Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Find Plantar Fasciitis Relief in Albany, NY

At Capital Region Foot Care, both Dr. Ginsburg and Dr. Lam are highly dedicated to getting to the root cause of your problem, diagnosing your condition, and beginning a comprehensive treatment plan that works around your life and schedule. If you think you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis in Albany, NY, learn more about what you can do to find relief below. 

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a medical condition characterized by pain felt at the bottom of the foot, caused by inflammation of a tissue called fascia. Specifically, your plantar fascia is a connective tissue providing structure and support for the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your feet, running from the heel to about mid-foot. With overuse, this supporting structure for your arch becomes inflamed, causing pain at each step.

Symptoms and Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Because humans spend a lot of time upright, normal activities with plantar fasciitis, such as walking, running, or jumping, can feel restricted due to pain or general discomfort. 

The specific cause of plantar fasciitis isn’t always cut and dry, but it usually starts with nearby muscle tightness, exacerbated by general overuse from too much activity too quickly. Risk factors for plantar fasciitis can include: 

  • Jobs that involve standing for long periods
  • Endurance sports
  • Age
  • Sports that involve sprinting, jumping, or quick changes of direction
  • Poor foot mechanics
  • Obesity

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, plantar fasciitis symptoms include:

  • Pain felt in the heel, specifically toward the bottom of the foot
  • Discomfort taking a few steps after a long rest period, such as getting out of bed, after sitting for a while at work, or extended travel
  • Increased pain around the heel after running or similar exercise 

Get Plantar Fasciitis Relief Today With Treatment in Albany, NY

Are you experiencing symptoms of heel pain? Connect with Dr. Ginsburg and Dr. Lam today to receive a diagnosis and start treatment for plantar fasciitis in Albany, NY ASAP. At Capital Region Foot Care, we're here to help you get back on your feet – quite literally – as soon and as comfortably as possible. Call us now at (518) 465-3515 to schedule your appointment today!


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