If you have ever dealt with some sort of heel pain there's a good chance that you were dealing with plantar fasciitis. It is the most common cause of heel pain and something we see most often when a patient comes to our office with pain at the bottom of their foot. The pain usually beings as “tightness” or “soreness”, then eventually tends to become a sharp and stabbing pain. The pain tends to gradually decrease throughout the day, but may worsen with prolonged standing or athletic activity.
It’s that time of year again: back to school. There’s lots to do like getting new school supplies and backpacks. While backpack safety has become a trending topic in recent years, there are other things parents should watch for as school is starting again.