People in Kansas City have been known to play some April Fools pranks in the past. Such as Google announcing that they would be releasing a new snack the “Google Fiber Bar”, jokingly bringing to light that they would be releasing Google Fiber internet in Kansas City. But heel pain is no joke and won’t be going away on its own! Heel pain needs attention as soon as it shows up. The faster you get treatment – most times – the faster you can get rid of that consistent pain!
Don’t get fooled! Your heel pain is NOT normal. Heel pain is often due to plantar fasciitis. It is common in active runners or walkers, and even in people just standing for lengthy amounts of time. The pain tends to be persistent and can take an extended amount of time to remedy. Plantar fasciitis is caused when the plantar fascia ligament gets stretched, kind of like an “archers bow.” Those with flexible flat feet find that their plantar fascia stretches excessively with every step, causing irritation where it attaches to the heel. While plantar fasciitis is common, it is not the only cause of heel pain. Timely evaluation by a podiatrist is essential.
This April Fools Day we all plan on playing jokes on our friends, however you need to take your foot and ankle problems seriously. Call and make an appointment with Dr. Mark Green or Dr. Stephanie Jameson at Kansas City Foot and Ankle. We have many different options for the treatment of plantar fasciitis to get you back on your feet quickly and comfortably. Warm weather is right around the corner. Let’s put some spring back in your step with healthy feet!