If you spend a lot of time on your feet for work or because you’re training for something like a marathon, you’re bound to start feeling aches and pains in your feet. The arches of your feet are an important structure and help to support you while standing or while moving. If you’re feeling pain in your arches, it can cause issues throughout your daily life. If your feet feel sore and stiff after standing up, it may be a sign of plantar fasciitis. Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel at Emerald Coast Podiatry in Fort Walton Beach, and Crestview, FL, can explain what may be causing your arch pain and how arch pain is associated with plantar fasciitis.
Common Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
Arch pain can be caused by many issues but is commonly associated with plantar fasciitis. Your podiatrist in Fort Walton Beach, and Crestview, FL, can explain how arch pain can be a symptom of plantar fasciitis and what else could point to this issue affecting you.
Some common symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis include:
- Heel pain
- Arch pain
- Soreness and stiffness
- Pain after getting up
- Pain specifically after waking up in the morning
If you spend a lot of time on your feet, it can cause you to feel stiff and sore after you sit down for a moment to rest. You might get up and find it hard to feel comfortable walking again and it might be difficult to stretch the foot.
Your podiatrist might recommend some stretching exercises to help with mobility in the foot and to help strengthen the plantar fascia and prevent plantar fasciitis from happening. You may also need to wear night splints and ice your foot daily.
Contact Your Podiatrist Today!
Arch pain might be a sign of something more serious affecting you. Contact Dr. Ricciardi and Dr. Patel at Emerald Coast Podiatry in Fort Walton Beach, and Crestview, FL, to find out if your arch pain is being caused by plantar fasciitis. Call for more information today at 850-862-4119 or 850-682-6522.