Quick Tip: Treating Plantar Fasciitis
Are you struggling with Plantar Fasciitis?
One of the most common complaints we get from patients is that of plantar fasciitis, and just briefly, the plantar fascia is this band of tissue that connects the top of the foot to the bottom of our heel. It acts as a spring so to speak, so it helps cushion our foot as we load and unload our foot. When we go to Disney World and walk too frequently or perhaps we start a running program and we hit too hard, that plantar fascia can get irritated.
Here are some quick tips:
Check your shoes. Do they need to be replaced? Do we need more supportive shoe? Do we need to get a custom orthotic or semi custom orthotic put into foot to give a little bit of support to that plantar fascia?
If the area becomes inflamed, you can apply an ice massage and try doing some light stretching. A slant board can be helpful as well.
If that planter fasciitis lasts or persists more than a couple weeks, you might want to give us a call here at Horizon Rehabilitation for some further help.