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How Can I Stop My Feet From Aching?

orthopedic surgeries and treatments Show Low, AZWinter is truly on its way, and we’re torn between the desire to bundle up and relax on the couch and get outside to enjoy some of the last good weather. Our bodies may choose the former, but we’re leaning toward the latter. It’s true that our muscles more easily tighten up when they’re not moving during cooler months, so winter may not be so welcome for those of us who suffer from recent injuries. Barometric pressure can also cause an inflammatory response in the joints that makes winter so much less fun. If you suffer from arthritis, you know that winter can bring on unwelcome pain.  But the pain in your feet may not be related to winter cold at all, so don’t rush to blame Jack Frost. You may actually be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis. Keep reading to learn about Plantar Fasciitis, and what we can do to help you heal from it.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Our feet are complex parts of our bodies that help us walk, balance, and do so much more. It makes sense that, with so many parts, there are bound to be issues every once in a while. The pain the bottom of your heels comes from the tissue that stretches from the heels of the feet to the toes. This tissue helps support the muscles and arches of the feet, but it can be overly stretched. And when it is stretched too far, tiny holes can develop in the surface of this tissue, which leads to inflammation and pain.

How Can I Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

Sometimes, Plantar Fasciitis can resolve itself if you are able to give the foot (or feet) a rest. For many of us, slowing down isn’t really an option with the holidays right around the corner. Thankfully, there are other options to help you overcome Plantar Fasciitis faster.

Surgery, steroid injections, or use of medication to reduce inflammation are all good options. Corticosteroids are a great option to help reduce inflammation in the affected tissue, and you don’t need to worry about downtime getting in the way of your schedule.

If you’re interested in learning more about Plantar Fasciitis and treatment options, give us a call at (928) 537-6880 to schedule a consultation today.

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