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 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: