The Pittsburgh Marathon May 7, 2017
If you’ve been training for the last few months, chances are that at one time or another your feet have hurt. Foot pain in common in marathon runners and here at Beaver Valley Foot Clinic we can help.
As much as we use our feet they are commonly one of the most neglected body parts. This is especially true here in Pittsburgh, since the climate often forces feet to be covered in some form of footwear for most of the year. This means that when it is time to go to the podiatrist, you may feel that your feet are unprepared for full attention and focus from professional foot doctors. But this is only one of several myths associated with taking a visit to your local foot doctor specialist in Pittsburgh. With this in mind, here are a few things that you should do, and a few things you shouldn’t worry about before taking a trip to the podiatrist.
Plantar fasciitis affects over 5% of the population. That’s 5 million Americans suffering with heel pain
If you wake up in the morning and the first steps of the day are excruciating, if you work on concrete or stand for long periods of time, you may have plantar fasciitis.
Does your heel hurt when you take the first step out of bed in the morning?
Does it take a few minutes of walking around to “stretch out” the bottom of your foot so you can walk with out pain?
If you have heel pain, you’ll need a foot doctor to help you treat the problem so you can get on with the good parts of life. The first step of treatment is to determine what’s wrong. Your foot doctor will ask questions about your pain such as when it started and when it happens most often. They will also do an examination to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. This may include comparing one foot or leg to the other and manipulating your feet, ankles, and legs to determine where and how the pain originates.
Plantar Fasciitis Exercises and Home Care It is very likely that on your first appointment to discuss your plantar fasciitis, your podiatrist will recommend some Plantar Fasciitis Exercises and in-home treatment methods. These simple treatments are ones you can perform on your own. After some experimentation, you will likely find the method (or combination of […]