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Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory heel condition affecting the large ligament-type structure in the base of the foot that can cause arch and heel pain. The plantar fascia can become thick and inflamed due to the irritation at its attachment, at the base of the heel bone. In some patients, small tears can develop and these people suffer from acute pain that can be excruciating.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Inflammation and pain in the fascia can be caused by:

  • The type of shoes you are wearing

  • Increased activity level (such as starting a new walking or running routine)

  • The structure or shape of your foot

  • The surface on which you stand, walk or run on

  • The weight you carry

  • Less commonly, plantar fasciitis may develop due to other medical conditions, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

Give us a call at 305-564-3810, or click "Request Appointment" and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours to schedule your appointment with Dr. Leonardo Zayas-Bazan.

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