Tender Spot Bottom of Foot
A tender spot bottom of foot is most likely a condition called plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common pain that is seen by a foot doctor or podiatrist, and it is very treatable! This condition occurs when the connective tissue on the bottom of the foot is overused and irritated; this can lead to swelling and inflammation. Have no fear there is a very well developed four stage treatment plan that can address even the most painful cases of plantar fasciitis!
Symptoms of the Tender Spot on the bottom of the Foot:
- Pain is worse in the morning.
- First couple steps are the worst, but gets better with movement.
- Pain after rest.
- Pain in the arch.
- Hurts to stretch the foot back toward the shin.
- Pain is better after 30 minutes of movement
- Pain is usually in just one heel, but if you push the same side on the other foot it is slightly tender.
- Increased pain on weight bearing
Diagnosis of the Tender Spot on the Bottom of Foot
- Podiatrist and Foot Doctor examination
- X-ray to rule out bone problems and heel spurs
- Diagnostic Ultrasound
Treatments of the Tender Spot on the Bottom of the Arch and Heel
The most common treatments of plantar fasciitis includes:
- Resting and limiting the amount of time walking barefoot or without good shoes should be limited.
- Massage with a tennis ball.
- Massage with a foot roller.
- Calf Stretching.
- Night Splints.
- Icing your Foot.
- Anti-inflammatory medication.
- Corticosteroid injection if the pain is resistant.
References for the treatment of a Tender Spot on the Bottom of the Foot: