Do you have heel or arch pain?

January 27, 2017|

Dr. Shermi Parikh

Ugh, the cold is coming back! It certainly feels like January again. If you are like most of us who made New Year's resolutions to work out in January, having foot pain can seriously hinder those "get healthy" plans.

If you haven't worked out in a while and start going hard core on the treadmill, you may be experiencing plantar fasciitis. Even if you haven't been working out but experiencing pain. It is pain in the heel and/or arch of your foot. It usually hurts in the morning when you get out of bed or when you get up and start walking after sitting.

Start by doing some stretching exercises with a golf or tennis ball on the bottom of the foot. Sometimes medications or physical therapy may be needed. Many times a custom-made orthotic is used to support the foot so the arch doesn't collapse. Come in and see us though, because it can become a chronic issue and then harder to treat.