Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Thursday, 6 August 2015 | Admin
You don’t have to know much about Plantar Fasciitis to be intimidated by it, this serious-sounding condition unfortunately can be just about as serious in nature, but equally as serious commitment to treating it can have you back on your feet in no time.
Pleasing Your Plantar Fascia
The Plantar Fascia is the tissue that leads from your heel to your toes and takes quite the beating during your everyday life. Walking, running, jumping, squatting or just going up on tip toes requires this tissue to stretch and strain and as any sufferer of Plantar Fasciitis will tell you, looking after your healthy feet is far easier than dealing with them once they’re hurt.
Of course, we at Shoe Insoles aren’t about to let you go unassisted if you have ended up hurting your heels. Here are some of our top tips for keeping heels happy, even through this painful condition:
Rest: Unsurprisingly, feet that have been worked hard deserve a little time off, while it might not be possible to stop dead in your tracks once Plantar Fasciitis appears, you should definitely make efforts to lessen the load on your feet. Stop any running routine you usually keep, stick to comfortable shoes and make comforting your feet a priority for a few days.
Stretching: Stiffness is just as common as pain when it comes to this condition, and it is this same stiffness that causes the first step of the day to often be the most painful. Splints can help stretch the foot throughout the night, while a few small stretches during your day can help keep the foot supple and flexible. At Shoe Insoles we’re already prepared with a blog post about the best ways of stretching poorly plantar fasciitis plagued feet.
Ice: Ah the humble bag of frozen peas, is there anything they can’t do? Give them a hand by giving them the underside of your foot and enjoy cool comfort. Alternatively freeze a bottle of water and roll that under your foot instead for a refreshing massage.
Massage: Massaging your heels might border on torturous for those who are suffering particularly badly but grin and bear the initial pain and you’ll be able to genuinely smile as the tension in the affected muscles is eased away to give you some respite from aching and stiffness.
Shoes: Consider this condition to be a wake-up call for you and your footwear, any shoes that lead to this unpleasant ailment surely aren’t pleasant enough to keep. Properly fitting shoes should support the entire foot, including the arch and heel and not be overly tight or force increased pressure on the toes such as high heels do. Flat shoes will treat feet best, but don’t think flip flops might help by keeping feet ‘free’ as these also fail to offer much-needed support.
Insoles: We’re big believers in the power of insoles, and so are any recovering sufferers of this condition. Absorbing shock, distributing weight properly, supporting the heel and comforting the whole foot, you’ll be amazed how much this tiny change to you foot wear can make a huge change to the health and happiness of your heels.