Early Intervention Is The Key...
If you've even woken up in the morning and felt like your first few steps of the day were like walking on broken glass then you've experienced Plantar Fasciitis. Its No walk in the park!
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
The Plantar Fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel to the base of the toes. Is job is to provide arch support and provide cushion for the foot. When this tissue is irritated it can become painful and swollen, hence term fasciitis (which means swelling of the fascia).
Pain from Plantar Fasciitis is typically felt in the heel or bottom of the foot and can run all the way to the base of the toes. Many people actually describe the pain as "Walking on broken glass" when they wake up in the morning.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
The exact cause of Plantar Fasciitis is unknown. Certain activities like running, jumping, etc. can irritate the Plantar Fascia but as far as knowing who will or who won't get it, it's a mystery.
What Can You Do To Make It Go Away?
Plantar Fasciitis, like all musculoskeletal conditions, is much more easily treated when identified early. Mild to Moderate cases of Plantar Fasciitis typically respond well to icing and light stretching of the calf and foot.
Due to the inflammatory nature of this condition, icing and removing any irritation are the best first line of defense.
Orthotics, either custom or store bought, can provide support and comfort during physical actives as well.
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