Plantar Fasciitis is an injury affecting the soles of the feet.
If the doctor diagnosed that you have this kind of foot ailment, then what they mean is that you have an inflamed fascia. The fascia is the tough, fibrous band of tissue that connects your heel bone to the base of your toes.
Women usually acquire this ailment, especially if they are overweight. People whose jobs require a lot of walking and standing up are at risk from this ailment too. Those who are flatfooted or have unusually high arches are prone to it as well. Too much running, walking, or exercising can also contribute to the problem.
Plantar Fasciitis is first felt with a gradual and a rather mild pain at the heel bone. This condition is often referred to as a stone bruise. This is commonly felt after a strenuous exercise, and it could recur if you stand up after being seated for an hour or so.
Have you ever felt a severe pain in the heel of your foot after making a few steps right out of bed in the morning? If you have, chances are, you have this particular problem. Check with your doctor. Plantar Fasciitis may become a chronic condition if left untreated.
To treat Plantar Fasciitis, here are the things you can do:
1. Take a rest. This is the very first treatment of this condition, and most of the other foot ailments for that matter. Rest would keep the foot muscles from contracting and more adding pain to the area. And if there is any inflammation, it is a must to keep weight off from that foot.
2. Apply ice on it. Apply ice for 20 minutes 4 times in a day. Usually, it is applied after two to three hours. Doing so will subsequently relieve the other symptoms.
3. Take anti-inflammatory medication. There are over-the-counter medicines available for this ailment. But to be sure, consult with your doctor first. Ibuprofen is the most recommended medication.
Plantar Fasciitis Support
Continuous pressure at the precise location can reduce pain and inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis.
The FootSmart Plantar Fasciitis Support uses elastic tension to relieve pain and promote muscle development. Skin remains dry and comfortable.
Wear over socks during the day and at reduced tension at night. Order by men’s/women’s shoe size and left or right foot above.