Let us know if this happens to you: the alarm clock rings, you wake up, but you just dont want to get out of bed. Its not that youre still sleepy, but you dread the feeling of your feet hitting the floor first thing in the morning. That stabbing or burning heel pain that accompanies your first steps and can plague you other times through the day is likely the fault of plantar fasciitis, and you are not alone.
This condition is the leading cause of heel pain. It involves an inflammation of the band of tissue that exists between the toes and the heel. This supportive band helps prevent the arch of the foot from collapsing, but too much stress on it can cause very small tears to develop within the tissue. These tears can grow worse and become inflamed as stress continues to be placed on the foot.
The pain under your heel is often worst in the morning, but begins to recede as the tissue limbers up. Becoming active again after a lengthened period of sitting or standing can also trigger the pain.
Too many people live their lives bearing their discomfort because they believe its a normal part of life. They are only lending themselves to unnecessary discomfort. No foot or heel pain is normal, and addressing the sources early can prevent plenty of misery in the future. Ottawa Foot Clinic can get to the source of the problem and recommend treatments to keep your feet happy and healthy.
Contact our office in Ottawa, ON at 613-627-2710 to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward fearless mornings again.