What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis means inflammation of your plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue (like a ligament) that stretches from your heel to your middle foot bones. It supports the arch of your foot and also acts as a shock-absorber in your foot. Patients often report a stabbing sensation especially when they take their first steps in the morning. It is one of the most common causes of heel pain and tends to be more common in runners.
CURE YOUR PLANTAR FASCIITIS PAIN
Things to try at home:
- Rest - Raise your foot on a stool
- Ice - Bag of peas for up to 20 minutes every 2-3 hours
- Gentle stretching - Patients often report a stabbing sensation especially when they take their first steps in the morning stretch your foot before taking those first morning steps.
Still in pain after 2 weeks book an appointment at Toetal Footcare.