Foot and ankle pain can significantly impact our daily lives, hindering mobility and diminishing the overall quality of life. Whether it’s sharp heel pain from plantar fasciitis or discomfort caused by Achilles tendinitis, finding effective relief is paramount. Atlas Medical Center is dedicated to innovative solutions for foot and ankle pain, utilizing non-surgical, regenerative treatments like stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and chiropractic care. Discover how our comprehensive approach can help you regain mobility.
The foot is a remarkable structure composed of intricate bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints, all working harmoniously to support our body weight and facilitate movement. Understanding the anatomy of the foot is crucial to diagnosing and treating foot pain.
Foot Pain Symptoms
Foot pain can manifest in different forms, each presenting unique symptoms. One common type of foot pain is plantar fasciitis, characterized by sharp heel pain, especially with the first steps in the morning. This condition occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that supports the arch of the foot, becomes inflamed or strained.
Other causes of foot pain can include Achilles tendinitis, in which the Achilles tendon at the back of the ankle becomes irritated and painful, or Morton’s neuroma, a thickening of tissue around the nerves leading to the toes. Various factors can contribute to foot pain, such as overuse, improper footwear, biomechanical abnormalities, injuries, and certain medical conditions.
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that affects the plantar fascia, a thick band of fibrous tissue located on the bottom surface of the foot. It serves as a supportive structure for the arch of the foot, absorbing shock and facilitating proper foot mechanics during walking or running. Plantar fasciitis is often attributed to repetitive strain or stretching of the plantar fascia.
When subjected to repetitive stress, the plantar fascia can become irritated, inflamed, and weakened. Micro-tears may develop within the tissue, leading to pain and discomfort. This condition is commonly observed in individuals who engage in activities that place repeated stress on the feet, such as running, jumping, or standing for prolonged periods.
Other factors contributing to plantar fasciitis include obesity, biomechanical abnormalities (such as flat feet or high arches), tight calf muscles, and improper footwear. The hallmark symptom of plantar fasciitis is sharp heel pain, especially with the first steps in the morning. The pain tends to improve with movement but may worsen with prolonged activity.
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Atlas Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of non-surgical regenerative therapies to effectively relieve foot and ankle pain. Our advanced treatment options include stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), chiropractic care, cold laser therapy, and spinal decompression. We prioritize conservative therapies that alleviate pain and improve mobility without opioids or surgeries. If you are experiencing foot pain, please schedule a consultation at one of our convenient locations in Irving and Fort Worth.