Tampa Podiatrist discusses Kevin Martin and Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain can be a very painful foot condition and can be so severe that you are unable to do your daily activities.  In this case, Kevin Martin‘s daily activities were squashed by a heel condition known as plantar fasciitis.  Martin is a leading guard with the Rockets averaging 20.1 points per game!  This foot injury will certainly cost the Rockets.

Plantar Fasciitis Article: Kevin Martin

We take our feet for granted until we wake up one morning and can barely put our foot on the ground.  The pain is severe and can take several steps and a few minutes to start to improve.  Plantar fasciitis is known for causing pain in the morning and after rest.  Some people will also get pain at the end of the day as the problem progresses.

Dr. Marc Katz, Tampa podiatrist, advises people with fasciitis to rest from activities, use ice, do stretches and take anti-inflammatories if they have no allergies or stomach problems.  If the pain does not resolve quickly, see a podiatrist.  Early treatment is important.

With long-term heel pain, orthotic devices are often used to address the root of the problem.

For more information see Dr. Katz’s main site and his site for advanced heel pain treatments.

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