WHEN PLANTAR FASCIITIS PIQUES

Have you recently been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis? You’re not alone. Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs affect one in every 10 people -- that means at least a handful of people you meet every day are bound to have plantar fasciitis as well. The difference between yourself and others is that you’ve already started being proactive about your foot and ankle health by reading this article. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that can easily go undiagnosed for a long time, leading to unnecessary discomfort and pain that sometimes prevents people from being as active as they want to be. Many people tend to write off the pain accompanied by the onset of plantar fasciitis as simply age-related pain or discomfort. The truth is, however, that you don’t have to suffer - you have options! Here are some easy ways you may be able to tell at home if plantar fasciitis might be affecting your feet:

●     Sharp, stabbing foot pain in the morning that eventually subsides.

●     Experiencing foot or heel pain after exercising, but not so much during exercise.

●     Pain and discomfort when you stand after being stationary for a period of time.

●     An onset of foot or heel pain after weight gain.

●     Deep, aching pain when standing for long periods of time.

There you have it. A handy-dandy list of what to look out for if you suspect you might be developing plantar fasciitis. Remember, some of the symptoms of plantar fasciitis can sometimes mimic the symptoms of other foot disorders. Though plantar fasciitis can become very painful, it’s more easily managed when it’s caught early on. For those in the more severe stages of plantar fasciitis, surgical intervention can greatly benefit your feet. If you suspect you might be developing plantar fasciitis, don’t wait a day longer...When in doubt, schedule it out! Call us today at (212) 697-3293 to schedule an appointment with our foot doctors Dr. Les J. Glubo and Dr. Dawn O. Figlo at our convenient New York, NY location.

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Grand Central Footcare

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