Not everyone speaks Latin, so it's understandable why the common layperson might not be familiar with a number of terms that I often use in my podiatry office, such as Plantar Fasciitis. Greetings; my name is Doctor Mikhail Burakovskiy and I help people every day in with keeping their feet healthy and happy. The word "plantar" means "bottom of the foot," "fascia" means ligament, and "itis" means inflammation or infection. Therefore, an individual that suffers from Plantar Fasciitis has an inflamed ligament on the bottom of their foot. Plantar Fasciitis commonly makes itself known loud and clear at the end of the day after you have slowed down enough to rest your feet. You may also wake up in the morning and find your heels in excruciating pain.
If you're dealing with Plantar Fascitis, I want to help. I invite you to visit us at Integrative Foot & Ankle Centers of Washington at any of our offices located in Kirkland, Everett, Renton and Redmond and let's take a look!