Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) - Podiatry Austin TX
Dr. Michael Golf discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments for heel pain (plantar fasciitis). http://www.michaelgolf.com
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis—a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur
syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture,
tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst.
Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed.A podiatric foot and ankle surgeon is best trained to distinguish between all the possibilities and determine the underlying source of your heel pain. What Is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. In this condition, the fascia first becomes irritated and then inflamed—resulting in heel pain. The symptoms of plantar fasciitis are:
• Pain on t