Sports Medicine in St. John, IN
Great Lakes has been providing for more than 10 years Orthopedics & Sports Medicine as a full service Sports Medicine and General Orthopedic multi-site, patient focused, physician driven, patient care environment that is the culmination of many years of hard work to create and care for family, friends, and those who are in need of Orthopedic related care and assistance.
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Timothy B. Williams, PA-C joined GLO on October 15, 2012
Timothy B. Williams, Physician Assistant joined GLO on October 15, 2012. Tim is a recent physician assistant graduate of St. Francis University and is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed in the state of Indiana. Tim is accepting new patients at the Saint John location.
The Achilles HEAL
Athletes who run, walk or jog for prolonged periods are very prone to having Plantar Fasciitis. This is the most common cause of pain felt in the heel and is created by strain on the plantar fascia which is a band of ligaments that connects the heel bone to your toes. If this gets weak or swollen, and when tiny tears to the ligaments are created then plantar fasciitis will manifest as pain when you walk or when you stand.
Aside from athletes, there are other people who are at risk of getting plantar fasciitis like those who are overweight, those who have flat feet, those who have high foot arches, those who wear shoes that are worn out or do not fit properly, and those who have tight calf muscles or Achilles tendons.
We recommend that patients come in for a consultation if they feel pain when they take the first steps immediately after getting of bed in the morning or when they rest and sit. You might want to have your feet checked if the symptoms get worse during the day after standing or walking for prolonged periods. For these cases, our specialists at Great Lakes Orthopedics will recommend different techniques to be able to control the symptoms like cutting back on activities that might cause the excessive pressure on the plantar fascia, stretching exercises during different parts of the day, and prescribing orthotics for your shoes. If none of these help, we might recommend the use of splints that can be worn while you sleep as well as steroid shots for the feet.
To learn more about plantar fasciitis and the treatments available at Great Lakes Orthopedics, call us today at 219-365-0220 for a consultation with our specialists.