Have you been experience heel pain that is beginning to negatively affect your quality of life? Has it become difficult for you to walk or stand for long periods of time, or do you wake up in the morning with heel pain? If you would like to visit an expert podiatrist in Chicago who can diagnose and fix your foot or heel pain problem, make an appointment to come see us at our practice, Robert L. Potempa, DPM.
Our podiatrist in Chicago, Dr. Robert L. Potempa, provides exemplary podiatric care including surgical care for patients in our Chicago area. At our practice we diagnose and treat many problems of the foot and ankle. One problem that we see on a regular basis is that of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. This heel pain is related to the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. This ligament also supports the arch of your foot. When this ligament, known as the plantar fascia, is strained, it can become weekend and inflamed. This will cause the heel or the bottom of your foot to hurt when you stand or walk. This is a very common condition for middle-aged people. It also is known to affect younger people who are on their feet a lot. Repeated strain on the ligament can cause tiny tears to occur. This is what leads to the foot pain as well as the foot swelling. Our podiatrist in Chicago offers a 10 minute procedure that will correct this heel problem.
Our podiatrist in Chicago will also be able to possibly prescribe foot orthotics to help ease the foot pain. The way you walk, and whether or not you have high arches or flat feet also can contribute to this painful problem. Being overweight can make this condition worse as well, as well as wearing shoes that don’t fit well or are worn out. If you experience most pain when you get out of bed in the morning, or have been sitting for an extended period of time, this may well be a clue that aids in the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis. In order to diagnose your foot problem our podiatrist will check the way you walk as well as ask several questions about the exact location of the pain and what time of day your foot hurts you the most. If you would like to meet with our doctor regarding our 10 minute treatment for plantar fasciitis, contact us today.