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Effective Treatment and Prevention Strategies for Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Bautista Leroy | Jan 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

prevention strategies for plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis affects the tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes. This debilitating condition often manifests itself through inflammation and pain in the heel or sole of your foot when first emerging out of bed in the morning, making treatment and prevention of plantar fasciitis key components to achieving good foot health. Knowing how best to deal with and prevent plantar fasciitis will ensure it never returns.

 

Preventative Strategies

 
Proper Footwear

Plantar fasciitis may be avoided with supportive shoes that cushion and offer excellent arch support and those that feature worn-out soles. Shoes offering poor support must also be avoided to minimize plantar fasciitis symptoms.

 
Stretching Exercises 

Stretching exercises to alleviate plantar fasciitis; towel stretches and calf stretches are particularly helpful.

 
Gradual Exercise

Avoid abrupt increases in physical activity such as running and jumping - particularly the high-impact types like running and jumping. Increase intensity and duration gradually to not strain plantar fascia ligaments.

 
Maintain a Healthy Weight

Weight gain may cause inflammation and pain in the plantar fascia. Achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight may reduce the chances of plantar fasciitis.

 
Proper Foot Mechanics

Pay special attention when walking or running on any terrain to the mechanics of your feet and avoid unnecessary rolling of your feet inward and outward as this could strain the plantar fascia and result in plantar fasciitis symptoms.

 
Rest and Ice 

Applying ice packs directly onto the heel may reduce swelling and alleviate pain in a convenient, noninvasive method. Apply for 15-20 minutes several times each day until relief comes.

 
Stretching and Strengthening Exercise

Gently stretching can relieve tightness in the plantar fascia and calf muscles. Strength training exercises targeting ankle and foot muscles may improve stability and support.

 
Orthotic Inserts 

Custom and over-the-counter orthotic inserts offer extra cushioning and support to reduce strain on the plantar fascia, offering extra relief and cushioning from arch pain.

 
Night Splints

Wearing a night brace will keep the plantar fascia stretched and elongated overnight to reduce morning stiffness and pain.

 
Medication

Over-the-counter (OTC) Ibuprofen and naproxen may help ease pain associated with plantar fasciitis by decreasing inflammation.

 
Corticosteroid Injections

Corticosteroid injectables may be prescribed in severe cases to ease inflammation and pain relief; these should only be used sparingly due to possible side effects.

 

Plantar fasciitis can be an excruciatingly painful condition that is debilitating, but with proper prevention and treatment strategies, it can easily be managed. By following these tips individuals may reduce the likelihood of getting plantar fasciitis while improving overall foot health.

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