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What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Do you feel pain in the heel of your foot when you first get out of bed in the morning? How about late at night? You might have something called plantar fasciitis. In this WLTX interview, Dr. Paul Bearden of Lexington Podiatry, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, talks about the condition and how Lexington Podiatry can help patients feel better.

The plantar fascia in a ligament on the bottom of your foot. It can get tiny tears in its fibers that become inflammed and cause pain. Some patients experience difficulty putting weight on their heel. Over time, the pain can become worse.

Courtesy: American Podiatric Medicine Association

Women tend to report more cases of plantar fasciitis than men. That could be because of poor shoe choices or having smaller feet. People who stand a lot at work, athletes and people who carry extra weight may also develop the condition.

Sometimes, it can go away on its own. Other times, it gradually gets worse and becomes a chronic condition.

At Lexington Podiatry, doctors can work with patients on stretching exercises and good arch support in shoes and orthodics. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary.

If you suffer with this problem, call Lexington Podiatry at (803) 356 – 4712 or visit LMCLexingtonPodiatry.com.

Healing the Heel

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present its January physician lecture, “Healing the Heel,” on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Michael J. Biediger Auditorium inside Lexington Medical Park 1 on the hospital campus in West Columbia.

Lexington_PodiatryMark R. Kutyla, DPM, of Lexington Podiatry, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, will give the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. It’s part of the hospital’s monthly physician lecture series on health topics that are important to our community.

Mark Kutyla, DPM

Mark Kutyla, DPM

During the lecture, Dr. Kutyla will talk about the latest treatments for chronic heel pain. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask the doctor questions.

Dr. Kutyla has extensive experience treating all types of podiatric issues, including ingrown toenails, heel pain, bunions, foot and ankle injuries, and diabetes-related foot conditions. At Lexinton Podiatry, Dr. Kutyla offers a full range of podiatric medical services from preventive measures to conservative treatments and reconstructive surgeries.

Lexington Medical Center offers a monthly physician lecture series on a variety of health topics. For more information on upcoming lectures, visit LexMed.com.