Plantar Fasciitis Home Remedies
By Tim Wall MS/ATC
Plantar Fasciitis Lifestyle Changes & Home Remedies
To find out more about about why you should not wait to see a doctor with plantar fasciitis, please watch this video by Dr. Turner Vosseller.
Plantar Fasciitis Pain & Home Remedies
Plantar Fasciitis pain can is a very common condition which affects people on a daily basis. The most common sign of this condition is pain in the bottom of the foot first thing in the morning. This occurs usually due to people sleeping with their feet in a relaxed plantar flexed position. This shortening of the tendon while you sleep then can cause that sharp pain when you first step out of bed.
If a specific exercise is the cause of your plantar fasciitis, changing your workout routine may help to reduce symptoms. Working with your physician and/or physical therapist can help to create an ideal cardiovascular workout plan that is both enjoyable to you without exacerbating your plantar fasciitis. Click here for 5 tips to help reduce plantar fasciitis pain in your everyday life.
Night Splints and Ice Massage
Other things that you can do are nights splints or socks which stretch your calf while you sleep. When your plantar fascia is inflamed, a good way to ice the bottom of the foot is with a frozen plastic bottle. Rolling the foot on the frozen bottle applies ice plus a stretch at the same time.
If you want to learn more about this condition, please watch this video.
Lifestyle Changes: R E S T !
The most important thing to change when you have plantar fasciitis is to REST! The plantar fascia is inflamed due to many factors, but you must allow time for it to heal. Of course the stretching and modalities will certainly help, but rest is the best advice that I can give you.
To learn about other home remedies for heel pain, please go to HOME REMEDIES for Heel Pain
If you need to schedule with an Orthopedic Foot Specialist, please call 904-JOI-2000 or to schedule physical therapy call 904-858-7045.
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