Calling on Albert Pujols…


Superstar Angels first baseman is heading to the disabled list due to continued pain from plantar fasciitis. This isn’t the first go around with fasciitis for Pujols, as this is something he has been dealing with for awhile now. 
Plantar Fasciitis is a very common, sometimes disabling condition caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue on the bottom of the foot. Many times patient’s hear the term, heel spurs, which is anonymous with plantar fasciitis. 
Plantar Fasciitis is initially described by patient’s as “hurting first thing in the morning,” but as it becomes more chronic hurts throughout the day. The cause of plantar fasciitis is actually very simple, it’s due to a tight plantar fascia which can be exaggerated by being flat footed. While you sleep at night or sit for long periods of time the plantar fascia relaxes and shortens. At the point when you stand up and put your weight on the foot it causes a painful stretch to the plantar fascia. The formation of the heel spur is indicative of plantar fasciitis as excess bone (spur itself) actually forms, as your body tries to shorten the plantar fascia and relieve your pain. 
The mainstay in treatment for plantar fasciitis includes, stretching, icing, injections and inserts. 
At Advanced Podiatry however, are you listening Albert, we offer other treatment modalities that you may find more beneficial than some of the above treatment options. 
Prolotherapy is an exciting way to help alleviate plantar fasciitis by creating an acute inflammation to the area of the plantar fascia helping the body create increased healing potential. 
If you have chronic plantar fasciitis or chronic foot pain, then call Advanced Podiatry at 813-875-0555 and schedule an appointment to see one of our doctors!