Plantar Fasciitis

Methods on how to battle with plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a very common cause of foot/heel pain. This problem develops when excess stress is applied on the plantar fascia. It is very painful, but the good news is that there are several approaches on how to battle with plantar fasciitis. The primary goal of treatment is to reduce the stress applied to the heel and reduce the inflammation.

Lose weight

increase in body weight means that the amount of weight and stress applied on the feet also increases. If you want to battle with plantar fasciitis successfully, try to shed some weight, if you are overweight or obese.

Wear supportive shoes

243y5u4r6uytiryeShoes which cushion the heel properly and provide adequate support to the arch. Most of the athletes with plantar fasciitis usually use unfitting or worn out shoes for training. Therefore try replacing your shoes more often

Massage

You can go for a professional to give you a feet massage or you can do so on your own by rolling your foot gently on a tennis ball placed on the ground. Instead of a tennis ball, you can also use a bottle contained freezing water for an ice massage.

Calf stretching

This helps in loosening your calf muscles. You can do this in the morning before getting out of bed.

Perform strengthening and stretching exercises

These exercises will increase the flexibility of Achilles tendon and plantar fasciitis ligament. They will also strengthen ankle and foot muscles thus enhancing arch support.

Dry needling

This is where the plantar fascia is punctured using a needle. It causes the scar tissue to break thus loosening the foot muscles. The procedure has to be performed by a doctor

Botox

This method involves an injection of botulinum toxin into plantar fascia. It paralyzes the nerve hence reducing inflammation and pain.

Wear night splints when you are going to sleep

The straps will stretch your Achilles tendon and plantar fasciitis ligament thus preventing them from tightening when you are sleeping.

Wear orthotics to assist in controlling feet motion

When abnormal or unnecessary motion is controlled, the amount of stress applied on the plantar fascia also reduces.

 

Reduce or stop activities for your feet to rest. Activities that may be causing plantar fasciitis. You can also battle with plantar fasciitis by taking anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen or naproxen. These medications reduce inflammation in the plantar fascia.