What Is Plantar Fascitis?

The pain from plantar fasciitis is described as being dull, aching or sharp (all three for me) and can usually be reproduced by flexing the toes upwards and tensing the fascia. Plantar fasciitis also tends to worsen after standing or exercising for prolonged periods or after getting out of bed in the morning. Morning heel pain from plantar fasciitis is one of the most common symptoms and occurs because the fascia becomes tense after a protracted rest. As the person walks, the fascia “warms up” and lengthens slightly, reducing the tension on the ligament and lessening pain.

If you talk to your doctor about it you will learn that there are several options available to you for treatment. None of these will solve the problem overnight, but they will cause your condition to heal over time. Common treatment options include stretches of the fascia, devices that help exercise the fascia, and shoes that can provide a high level of support to the affected areas of the foot. Other types of therapy include the application of ice, orthotics, and in extreme cases surgery. Plantar fasciitis-An inflammation of the connective tissue, which runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, called plantar fascia, causing foot pain.plantar fasciitis stretches

Plantar fasciitis is a combination of two separate problems. If your Achilles tendon is too tight, that leads to abnormal tension on the plantar fascia when you run or walk. Second, there is inflammation from all of the tissue damage as the plantar fascia is tearing away at its attachment to the heel bone. You must address both. The plantar fascia is a broad ligament-like structure that extends from the heel bone to the base of the toes, acting like a thick rubber-band on the bottom arch of the foot. It plays an important part in the way the foot is intended to operate during walking and running.

Apple cider vinegar is an effective home remedy. Dip a cotton towel or cotton bandage in apple cider vinegar, fold it up and place it on your heel. Secure the towel or bandage in place with tape. Wear it regularly for a few days. Make a mixture of apple cider vinegar, molasses, and baking soda and rub it on your heel spur. Applying ice to the heel and massaging the area with coconut oil are also good home remedies. A best way to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with this bony growth is to immerse your feet in a warm bath of Epsom salts.

Behind Foot Solutions is a dedicated team of podiatrists, certified podorthists and shoe experts with over 30 years of experience in foot care. We continually research the footwear industry in search of new concepts and manufacturers that provide the best possible solutions to meet the needs of our customers. A can of a chilled drink is an effective tool for a foot exercise. All you need is a chair, a can of chilled drink and your commitment to do the exercise. The following are the steps to follow when doing the routine. You will see that therapy for plantar fasciitis is not really a big deal.

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