Ouch!- What is causing my feet to hurt?

Causes of plantar fasciitis


If your heel hurts and it is more noticeable right when you stand up, you might have plantar fasciitis.  What causes this?  There are many things that may cause plantar fasciitis.  One thing that may cause it is if the structure of your foot is not right.  This may mean a person with either really flat feet or really high arches.  Another cause of plantar fasciitis may be the shoes you’re wearing.  They may not be supportive enough, especially if you are on your feet for long periods of time on a surface that is hard and flat such as cement.

When you come in to see Dr. Brian Gale about the pain in your heel he may ask you some questions, such as:

What type of feet do you have? (Flat arch, high arch)

How much activity do you do, and what kind of activity?

How much time do you spend standing?

What type of surface are you standing on?

What kind of insoles do you have in your shoe?

What type of shoe do you wear?

Dr. Brian Gale may also ask you to bring in the shoes you typically wear so he can make sure they are the right size and fit for you.


If you’re having heel pain make sure you call to set up an appointment with Dr. Brian Gale at Dakota Foot and Ankle Clinic.  701-255-3338.

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