Tender Spot Bottom of Foot

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!

Tender Spot Bottom of Foot

Tender Spot Bottom of Foot Treatment Guide


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
  • MRI


Treatments of the Tender Spot on the Bottom of the Arch and Heel

The most common treatments of plantar fasciitis includes:

Follow our four Stage Treatment Guide

  • 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.
  • Surgery


References for the treatment of a Tender Spot on the Bottom of the Foot:




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The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.