Foot pain is most commonly associated with plantar fasciitis but can occur because of a wide variety of causes. Often the remedy is in the choice of shoes, footwear. Wearing tight fitting shoes or the use of a very flat and unsupportive shoe such as flip flops can aggravate or precipitate inflammation of tendons, ligaments, or bones in the foot. The pain associated withplantar fasciitis is usually sharp and aching and occurs during the first few steps after sleeping or resting. This is because the deep tissue in the arch of the foot that attaches to the heel bone contracts when at rest. When the contracted tissue is then stretched, pain develops. After a few minutes of stretching the plantar fascia, either by walking or intentional stretching, the foot pain diminishes.

An ankle sprain is associated with swelling and bruising and caused by stretching ligaments on the side of the ankle. Most people can recall an accidental event which occurred as an acute twisting of the ankle. Usually the pain is decreased with time and the principles of “RICE”..….Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

If you are experiencing foot pain, Philadelphia has some of the best medical specialists in this field. 

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute’s Foot & Ankle Team of doctors are specifically trained and highly experienced to treat foot pain of all varieties. If you are currently experiencing foot pain and are looking for a good doctor to treat plantar fasciitis in Philadelphia, then its time to call The Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.


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