Our staff at Axis Foot & Ankle Care Clinic knows that patients who have a better understading of foot and ankle problems will be able to more easily understand what their problems is, how it's being treated and what the cause is. We have set aside this page as a resource for our patients.
Our Patient Education library contains a wide range of foot and ankle conditions and problems along with our tips on keeping you on your feet. Topics include bunions, diabetic foot care, orthotics, hammertoes, neuromas, picking out the right shoe, exercise and many more! If you have any other questions about your foot or ankle health contact us via our website or by calling (403) 477-3338.
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Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.
Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In persistent cases, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) may be used to treat the heel pain.