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Plantar Fasciitis in Bartenders

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 00:00

Plantar fasciitis is defined as the inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a band of tissue that runs along the sole of your foot. Some individuals are more susceptible to plantar fasciitis because of the nature of their employment. Bartenders fall into this category. Throughout their shifts, it is common for bartenders to be on their feet throughout the day and to move constantly between different points along the bar. All of this activity can cause micro tears in the arch of the foot, which can result in heel pain and calf pain. Bartenders have several potential solutions at their disposal to mitigate pain from plantar fasciitis. For example, bartenders might invest in a highly supportive pair of shoes. Some bartenders prefer shoes that have a good grip but are also supportive in the arch of the foot to prevent plantar fasciitis. Consult with a podiatrist today if you are a bartender.

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful and inconvenient. If you are experiencing heel pain or symptoms of plantar fasciitis, contact Dr. Rosa Roman  from Ankle and Foot Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, known as the plantar fascia, and causes mild to severe heel pain.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Excessive running
  • Non-supportive shoes
  • Overpronation
  • Repeated stretching and tearing of the plantar fascia

How Can It Be Treated?

  • Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices
  • Shockwave therapy – sound waves are sent to the affected area to facilitate healing and are usually used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis
  • Surgery – usually only used as a last resort when all else fails. The plantar fascia can be surgically detached from the heel

While very treatable, plantar fasciitis is definitely not something that should be ignored. Especially in severe cases, speaking to your doctor right away is highly recommended to avoid complications and severe heel pain. Your podiatrist can work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options tailored to your condition.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Bloomfield, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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