Heel Pain 101

Heel Pain 101

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain, which is a frequent reason for discomfort for our patients. The doctors at the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group have the answers to your most asked questions. From the causes to symptoms, here are some helpful details about heel pain and how to connect with a podiatrist in your area.

What causes heel pain?

What do you know about the plantar fascia? Well, it’s the tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. When inflamed, the condition is known as plantar fasciitis. It is one of the most common reasons for heel pain, and it can be painful for patients. Patients notice the pain at the start of the day or after standing up following a time of rest.

What are the symptoms?

Many patients describe a sharp, stabbing pain. They’ll notice that the pain may lessen with more movement, but it might return after a period of rest. It is difficult to ignore the symptoms of this condition, so schedule an appointment with your podiatrist.

Can anyone have this condition?

Plantar fasciitis is common, but there are also risk factors. Age, obesity, exercise choices, and occupation type can increase your risk. Teachers, for example, spend a lot of time on their feet. Aerobics can put a lot of strain on your heels. These factors increase your risk, so be proactive about your foot care.

At the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group, there are almost 30 foot and ankle surgeons, podiatrists, and doctors. With more than 30 locations, from Newark, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, we value convenience and excellent service for our patients. We offer compassionate, cutting-edge care across our network, and we specialize in treating the following conditions: ankle and sports injuries, heel pain and plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes, corns and calluses, ingrown toenails, diabetic foot care complications, children’s foot problems, skin conditions of the feet, and fungal nails. Our group is among the best foot and ankle providers in the country. To schedule an appointment, first find a podiatrist in your area.