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Heel Pain

"Why are my heels so sore when I get out of bed first thing in the morning or at the end of my work day?"   This is a frequently asked question of my New Bern, NC, podiatry patients presenting with plantar fasciitis.

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of a very thick ligament (fascia) which runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, acting as a strut to maintain the arch of the foot.  This condition is usually an overuse injury resulting from the use of improper shoes for the activities being performed or from a dramatic increase in activity level. The sooner treatment is initiated, the better the prognosis for resolving with nonsurgical treatments.  These treatments may include stretching, supports, prescription orthotics, physical therapy, cortisone injections, or a night splint.   

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New Bern, NC 28562