After you decide on seeing a doctor for your foot pain the specialist will begin with a couple of questions to ask in order to determine what is causing your pain is plantar fasciitis. Heel pain can be caused by a numerous amount of foot complications such as 

  • Tendonitis 
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve complications
  • Cyst on the heel bone
  • Trauma 
  • Heel fracture 

However plantar fasciitis is one of the most common reasons for foot pain. After your doctor has asked you questions about medical history, family history, health, and daily activities he might also conduct physical tests to determine how you and your feet react to certain movements and motions. This might include:

  • Palpitation: Massaging the heel area and applying pressure 
  • Gently stretching the ankle 
  • Dorsiflexion: Bending the top of your feet
  • Gently pressing the toes towards your knee

After evaluating your pain, feet, lifestyle, and medical history, the doctor can then diagnose your pain with the cause of your pain. If he says that it is plantar fasciitis steps toward treatment include electro wave shock therapy, surgery, or simple exercises you can do by yourself at home. 

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