Plantar Fasciitis a secondary condition to Neuropathy
Plantar Fasciitis is a condition which small tears and lesions occur in the muscles on the bottom of the foot due to a increase in pressure and tension. This is a common secondary problem of a neuropathy patient which causes additional pain and difficulty walking. This is one thing you should be aware of that can occur due to the lack of feeling to the foot. This often happens with no indication to the patient due to the numbness in the feet. A doctor can evaluate your feet and determine how severe your neuropathy is and what secondary factors have occurred.
If you are having difficulty standing or walking due to your neuropathy you can check and feel the bottom of your feet. Press into the bottom of the foot with your thumb and try to feel for small painful "bumps" in the muscle tissue. Push in on the bump and follow it up and down the length of the bottom of the foot to determine the size of the spasm. If it is painful seek medical attention right away before more damage occurs.
We would like to know more about your condition and see if we can help prevent your condition from progressing.
Dr. Nicholas LaHood, D.C.
Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness Center
9932 Mercy Rd San Diego, CA 92129