San Antonio, Texas
A 28-year-old male asked:
Strong pain underneath my foot right before the heel? hurts even more after i jog
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Plantar fascitis?: Possibly plantar fascitis which is particularly common in runners, overweight people, and people wearing improper fitting shoes. Diagnosis made by clinical examination, include checking patient’s feet with standing and walking. Plantar fascia runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain, worse with activity.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Podiatry 45 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: The most common condition that causes heel pain is known as plantar fasciitis. It occurs when there is inflammation at this dense connective tissue band on the bottom of the heel that is actually a continuation of the Achilles tendon. It is usually aggravated by excessive foot pronation or flattening of the foot down to the ground especially on a hard surface.
It is often times responsive to wearing good supportive shoes, performing stretching exercises to stretch the planter fascia and the Achilles tendon, ice massage for 10 to 15 minutes several times a day, anti-inflammatory medication, and shoe inserts either over-the-counter type for custom made by a sports podiatrist.
3.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 30, 2014
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