U.S. President Experiences Symptoms of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

cracked%20Heels.pngThe inflammation of the heel, or plantar fasciitis, can affects anyone, including President Barack Obama. Obama has been struggling experiencing symptoms said consistent with “regular recurring plantar fasciitis,” according to Obama’s primary physician, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson.

Over-straining or over-irritating the ligament that connects the heel to the toe is said to be a common trigger for the condition. Fortunately, our president still manages to stay in good health despite the pain. “The president continues to focus on healthy lifestyle choices,” Dr. Jackson said. “He eats a healthy diet, exercises daily, remains tobacco free, and only drinks alcohol occasionally and in moderation.”

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that can be treated through various methods. For more information regarding plantar fasciitis, contact podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to any of your foot and ankle needs.

The Condition Known as Plantar Fasciitis

An inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot, Plantar Fasciitis can cause a great deal of pain in the arch and heel of the foot.

Treatments That Can Help Plantar Fasciitis

  • Shockwave Therapy- works by sending sound waves to the sites where pain is being experienced. Commonly used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis, shockwave therapy usually requires multiple sessions
  • Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia. This is from a relatively smaller new study but shown to be effective in most cases treated
  • Conservative Measures- ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, physical therapy and/or anti-inflammatory medication

What Can Cause Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Excessive running
  • Lack of adequate footwear
  • Bad foot support
  • Overpronation
  • Obesity

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