Arch Madness

Eliminate your arch pain and get back in the game

With two seconds to go in the championship game of this year’s NCAA basketball tournament, you grab the inbound pass, take two steps toward the hoop, fake left and pop up for the jump shot just outside the arc for a THA-REEE at the buzzer…
It’s fun to fantasize about, over and over in your head, ’cause the shot always goes in and the crowd goes crazy.  It would be more fun to act out in the driveway, if it weren’t for the fact that your heels and arches are killing you!  It’s that sharp, tearing sensation with every step that’s keeping you off the court and on the couch.
You’re not alone. Heel and arch pain are symptoms of plantar fasciitis, one of the most common conditions treated by podiatrists.  Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the long ligament on the bottom of your foot. If your arch is too flexible, or you over-pronate, then the ligament stretches excessively with every step you take. Picture a rubber band stretching. It’s going to get irritated and inflamed. Now picture that same rubber band all dried out and cracking. That’s your ligament if the condition is allowed to progress.  It can develop micro-tears anywhere along its course throughout the arch, leading to significant pain, disability and a stint on the injured reserve list.
Dr. MarkGreen, a foot specialist with Kansas City Foot and Ankle, is an expert at eliminating heel and arch pain quickly.  Dr. Green utilizes the latest technology such as digital x-rays and diagnostic ultrasound right in the office, and together you and the doctor will determine the most appropriate treatment for your lifestyle.  With a combination of treatments for eliminating the inflammation and pain quickly, as well as addressing the instability, which is the cause of the problem, we can get you back on the court, and keep you there, so you’re in the perfect position to drain that three-pointer at the buzzer next March.
Call Kansas City Foot and Ankle today.  There’s no excuse for sitting on the bench.