When Your Sole Hurts

 

What carries you from here to there everyday and contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons? Feet. We often don’t think too much about our feet until they cause us pain. With winter coming to an end and summer quickly approaching, the winter boots turn into summer sandals and that raises red flags to potentially sore feet.

Pain in the sole of your foot can often be extremely painful and uncomfortable for you. If you have pain in your heel you could have Plantar Fascitis. Plantar Fasciitis is an irritation or inflammation of the band of tough tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes. There could be many causes of Plantar Fasciitis, including:

  • Your feet roll inward when you walk.
  • You have high arches or flat feet.
  • You walk, stand or run for long period of times.
  • You are overweight.
  • You wear shoes that don’t fit well or are worn out.
  • You have tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles.

Typically, mornings are often when the pain is as it’s worst. To prevent and help ease your pain you should try:

  • Calf stretching.
  • Night splinting.
  • Physical therapy.
  • Icing.
  • Anti-inflammatorys prescribed by a Podiatrist.

To prevent foot pain, you should wear the proper footwear. If the pain continues, you should make an appointment with us to discuss further options.

 

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