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3 Signs You May Have Plantar Fasciitis

Are you questioning if your foot and heel pain is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of foot pain and the most common condition I see in my practice.

There are 3 signs that can help you determine if you have plantar fasciitis.

  • 1st Sign: pinpoint tenderness on the inside aspect of your heel bone.

  • 2nd Sign: pain in the heel and arch with the first steps out of bed in the morning or after sitting for a prolonged period.

  • 3rd Sign: pain in the arch with extension of the big toe (pulling the big toe toward the knee).

Can I Treat Plantar Fasciitis At Home?

As a chiropractor and foot specialist, I often see patients with plantar fasciitis after they’ve tried everything. Cortisone shots, night splints, ineffective stretching, and rolling on a frozen water bottle are a few of their failed remedies.

If you’re wondering how to treat plantar fasciitis at home, I want to share a few insights that have worked for my patients. The solution for most of my patients is through addressing multiple factors.

  • Improving limited ankle mobility and dorsiflexion

  • Strengthening weak intrinsic foot muscles

  • Strengthening weak calf, soleus, and peroneal muscles

  • Switching to natural, functional footwear

  • Wearing toe separators

Rarely is there a quick fix for PF. Identifying areas of weakness in the foot and ankle and restoring proper foot function is the most important piece of the puzzle.

I have created a step-by-step comprehensive guide on how to resolve Plantar Fasciitis at Home. Take a look at my FREE GUIDE here.


Dealing with the pain of plantar fasciitis can be life changing--but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. By arming yourself with knowledge and taking charge of your healing, you can get back to the activities you love and feel like yourself again.

If you have additional questions about heel pain and plantar fasciitis, don’t hesitate to reach out. I'm here to help get you back on your feet--literally.

One of the most IMPORTANT things you can do to fix your feet is to learn as much as you can about the condition and how to prevent recurrence. Follow Dr. Angela's social media pages for daily tips on footwear, exercises, and prevention on Facebook & Instagram!

Best of Health,

🦶 Dr. Angela

I have also written extensively on the topic of Plantar Fasciitis. Take a look at these other related blog posts:

3 Main Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Can Orthotics Make Plantar Fasciitis Worse?

Are Flip-Flops Bad For Your Feet?

Why Should I Wear Toe Spacers?

Can I Still Exercise with Plantar Fasciitis?

Dos & Don'ts of Plantar Fasciitis

Can Stretching Make Plantar Fasciitis Worse?

Hi, I'm Dr. Angela Walk

I have been involved in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years as a wellness physician, chiropractor, and foot health coach.

I have written extensively for health publications and I am keenly aware of trends and new developments. I embrace an active lifestyle combining diet, exercise and healthy choices.

By working to inform readers of the options available to them, I hope to improve your health and quality of life.

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