Plantar Fasciitis and Your Heels

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that affects the comfort of your heels as it directly involves the plantar fascia that connects your heel bone to your toes. This ligament provides assistance to your foot’s arch. Plantar fasciitis occurs when this ligament becomes worn out or stressed. The plantar fascia can suffer many little tears, which can also cause this type of injury.

Plantar fasciitis becomes more common with age, but can also happen to anyone who strains their plantar fascia for any reason. Common reasons for plantar fasciitis to develop are obesity, wearing shoes that are overly constricting or having high arches. Furthermore, a tight Achilles tendon also causes plantar fasciitis due to the strain that it places on your heels. Because plantar fasciitis affects your heel’s comfort, it can produce complications with mobility and significant, nagging pain for a long amount of time.

Ways to treat plantar fasciitis include:

Here at Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, our expert podiatrist, Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos, can provide your heels with relief from plantar fasciitis by treating the plantar fascia ligament that has become irritated. Additionally, if you are ready to get your heels filled with renewed vigor, then please contact us to make an appointment today! Our office is conveniently located in Chicago, Illinois and we encourage you to see why we offer some of the best treatment methods available to combat ailments such as plantar fasciitis. Finally, take a moment to review our Patient Education Library for more insightful tips and information that could be of use to your future attempts to prevent other foot and ankle injuries!

Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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