If you’re greeted by stabbing pain with your first steps in the morning, odds are good that you have plantar fasciitis.
Your plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from your heel to the base of your toes. This tissue is strung extremely taut in order to provide critical support for your arches. If tiny tears develop in your plantar fascia, it leads to the characteristic pain and inflammation of plantar fasciitis.
The pain is usually short-lived and comes on with your first steps in the morning or after a period of prolonged inactivity. This is because the band of tissue shrinks when your feet aren’t in use. When you first get up, the initial lengthening of your damaged plantar fascia can cause searing pain that’s felt in your heels or along the bottoms of your feet.
Thankfully, there are several ways to treat this painful condition and get you back on your feet. Sergey Losyev, DPM, specializes in plantar fasciitis care at Global Podiatry of NY & NJ, located in the Bensonhurst and Midwood areas of Brooklyn, New York. To find relief from plantar fasciitis pain, call our office: (646) 6938476.