Plantar fasciitis

Recently I've been suffering from Plantar fasciitis (plan-tur fas-e-itis) 
that causes heel pain. In case you have this heel pain and don't know what 
it is, I took some information from Mayo Clinic staffs.

PLANTAR FASCIITIS is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It 
involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the
bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar
fascia). Plantar fasciitis causes stabbing pain that usually occurs 
with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and move, the
pain normally decreases, but it might return after long period of 
standing or after rising from sitting. Plantar fasciitis is common
in runners, people who are overweight and those who wear shoes with
inadequate support have an increased risk of plantar fasciitis. 

TREATMENT

Most people who have plantar fasciitis recover with conservative 
treatments, including resting, icing the painful area and stretching
in several months.

MEDICATIONS

Pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, Mortrin IB, others) and
naproxen sodium (Aleve) can ease the pain and inflammation 
associated with plantar fasciitis. 

THERAPIES

Stretching and stretching exercises or use of specialized devices
may provide symptom relief. These include:

*physical therapy
 
Exercise to stretch the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon and 
to strengthen lower leg muscles, which stabilize your ankle and
hee. You can also apply athletic taping to support the bottom
of your foot.

*Night splints

A physical therapist or doctor might recommend that you wear
a splint that stretches your calf and the arch of your foot
while you sleep. This holds the plantar fascia and Achilles
tendon in a lengthened position overnight and facilitates 
stretching.

LIFESTYLE AND HOME REMEDIES

To reduce the pain of plantar fasciitis, 

*Maintain a healthy weight
*Choose supportive shoes. Avoid high heels. Don't go barefoot,
especially on hard surfaces. 
*Don't wear worn-out athletic shoes.
*Change your sport. Try a low-impact sport, swimming, bicycling,
instead of walking or jogging. 
*Apply ice. Hold a cloth-covered ice pack over the area of pain 
for 15 to 20 minutes three times a day or after activity. Try
ice massage. Freeze a water-filled paper cup and roll it over
the site of discomfort for five to seven minutes.
*Stretch your arches. 

Source: Mayo Clinic 
Posted by Byung A. Fallgren
*Note: This is for information only. When you have a heel pain
seeing your doctor might be the best.

21 thoughts on “Plantar fasciitis

  1. Yes, indeed prevention is better than trying to heal. Thanks to my diligent effort of icing and stretching the bottom of foot, I feel much better now. Thank you, Reet, for sharing your case.

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  2. Mine started a few weeks ago after I accidentally stepped on a T V cable cord on the floor. It really hurt at the beginning, so I took pain pill for a week, and the pain went away for a while. Now I just use ice bag and stretch bottom of the foot three times a day, and that helps a lot.

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