Working at a very active job, standing for long periods of time or doing excessive exercise can seriously affect our body, and specifically our feet.  This can lead to a common cause of heal pain called plantar fasciitis.

It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).

People with people plantar fasciitis ofent experience a stabbing pain with the first few steps in the morning. As they begin to move, the pain often subsides, but it can retrun after long periods of standing or rising from being seated.

Runners, those who are overweight and peole who where shoes with inadequate support are all at risk a greater risk of plantar fasciitis.

While it is a common injury, there are many ways to treat plantar fasciitis such as taking anti-inflammatory medication, stretching, or doing physical therapy. One of the latest treatment technologies is MLS Laser Therapy.

Dr. Ammar Saymeh of Go Feet Podiatry (Mays Landing, Hammonton, Linwood) discusses plantar fasciitis and various treatments options.