Do you have heel pain that bothers you when you get out of bed in the morning? Are you constantly standing at work? You can’t exercise because you’re afraid your foot is going to hurt after exercise or the next morning? You might have plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a repetitive use injury that occurs for several reasons whether it is because of wearing old, worn out shoes, weight gain, or a sudden return to activity. At First Choice, we treat plantar fasciitis almost every day, usually with great results. After following our clinical treatment protocols and home exercises, patients are able to get back to work, running, or other exercise without receiving injections or worrying about surgery. Occasionally, patients will require orthotic fabrication which we do in house, however, the majority of the patients we treat do not require them to return to activity. Our therapists will also look at the patient’s running shoes to determine if they are the correct type of shoe for that patient. If this sounds like you or someone you know, contact First Choice Physical Therapy and get back to living.