If you tend to feel pain in the heels of your feet after walking around or standing for long periods of time, this may be the result of inflammation caused by plantar fasciitis. This is a degenerative condition of the tissue that lines from the bottom of your heel to the top of your toes. With a visit to our office, Dr. Layne Hermansen can help you find relief from your discomfort with a trigger point injection, or he may direct you to an inexpensive shoe orthotic closest to you.

What Are the Causes and Risk Factors Associated with Plantar Fasciitis?
When you have too much pressure and stress on your feet, you are most likely to experience small tears in the walls of the tissue known as fascia. This can be the result of:

  • Age (40 to 60 years old)
  • Being overweight
  • An occupation where you must be on your feet and moving all day.
  • Flat feet
  • Poor footwear with no arch support
  • The type of exercise you perform weekly

How Does a Trigger Point Injection Work?

Dr. Layne Hermansen uses a trigger point injection to relax the tight muscles in your feet. These injections are safe and work to provide you with relief instantly. For some patients, it may take up to 72 hours to start noticing less pain. Our doctor can also provide you with them to treat neck, back pain or sciatica.

To learn more about plantar fasciitis and schedule an appointment here at My Family Doctor in Draper, Utah, please give us a call at 801-542-7111.

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