Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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Houghton, MI 49931 US




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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga talks about the various foot conditions that can be confused with plantar fasciitis. You may have heard the term, Plantar Fasciitis, but aren’t completely certain what it is. If you’ve had Plantar Fasciitis, you’re all too familiar with the condition. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the flat, thick, band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes and is the most common cause of heel pain. This one of the many top conditions that Dr. Reminga sees and treat in his office at Northern Foot Care Center. It’s a painful condition that can be felt with every step. The primary symptom with Plantar Fasciitis is pain around the bottom sole, or heel of the foot. The pain can be perceived as radiating throughout the foot, ankle, and even the lower leg. Because the patient can feel the pain in different places, plantar fasciitis can often be misunderstood and mistaken for other conditions or... the opposite can also be true where another condition can be mistaken for plantar fasciitis.

Dr. Reminga talks about the various conditions that can be mistaken for plantar fasciitis such as… a ruptured plantar fascia, arthritis, stress fractures, and tendonitis for example. These are just a few of the conditions that can be confused for this painful condition. Other conditions include… circulatory issues, nerve entrapment, sciatica, atrophy of the heel’s fatty pads, bursitis, and a rupture of the achilles tendon. Dr. Reminga states that all of these conditions should be ruled out when making a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.