Plantar Fasciitis

Do you feel a sharp pain in your heel when you step out of bed in the morning? This might be a sign of plantar fasciitis. Dr. Mark Gabriel and the dedicated team at The Wellness Center PDX specialize in providing care for those in Portland, Beaverton, and Hillsboro, Oregon experiencing such discomfort.

An Insight into Plantar Fasciitis

Pain in the soles, especially noticeable in the early hours or post-workout, often indicates this condition. It arises when the tissue connecting the toes to the heel gets inflamed. Neglecting it can lead to other complications like back, knee, and hip pain. Wearing the right footwear, like the best shoes for plantar fasciitis, can make a significant difference in managing this discomfort.

Common Triggers of Plantar Fasciitis

Certain factors can increase the likelihood of facing this issue:

  • Extensive walking or standing
  • Excess weight
  • Foot structure like flat feet or high arches
  • Regular intense walking or running sessions
  • Interestingly, gender plays a role, with women being more susceptible.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Options

Timely intervention is essential. Effective methods to address this include:

  • Stretching exercises tailored for the foot
  • Therapeutic massage sessions
  • Chiropractic care
  • Prompt diagnosis helps determine the exact nature of the pain and if another issue might be underlying.

Preventative Recommendations

To counteract or avoid the symptoms:

  • Rest during extended standing or walking periods
  • Maintain a balanced weight to reduce heel strain
  • Regular foot exercises for flexibility and strength. Also, consider researching suitable footwear for added support.
health professional assessing patient suffering with plantar fasciitis in their ankles by applying foot rolling techniques

Discover plantar fasciitis treatment and relief at The Wellness Center PDX

Seeking a solution for persistent heel discomfort? Start your journey to well-being with The Wellness Center PDX. Schedule your consultation today and explore our comprehensive approach to foot health.

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