Burning Pain Heel of Foot
It’s not uncommon to experience foot or heel pain if we spend hours on our feet one day maybe sightseeing, hiking or when we’re on vacation. But what if this foot and heel pain does not disappear after a day or two? Perhaps it gets worse and you start to experience burning pain in your heel and throbbing foot pain. If so, you may be suffering from a more serious type of foot injury and not just “everyday” foot pain.
It’s important not to take this burning pain in your heel lightly, as with most types of foot injuries, they tend to get worse over time if proactive measures are not taken to help relieve the pain and identify it’s source.
But to be 100 percent sure that you are suffering from the condition I believe you have, there are 4 important questions that need to be answered:
- Do you feel a pulling sensation in your heel from time to time?
- Do you experience pain in the center of your heel when you place your weight on your foot?
- Are you feeling heel pain when you take the first few steps out of bed in the morning?
- Do you experience a dull aching, sharp or burning sensation in your heel?
If you can relate to any of the above symptoms and can answer “YES” to any of these 4 questions, I’m confident to say that you are suffering from the most common type of foot injury called plantar fasciitis.
So what exactly is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is basically inflammation and irritation on the plantar fascia of the foot. The plantar fascia is a thin band of fibrous tissue that runs from your heel along the bottom of your foot and connects at the base of your toes. For the majority of plantar fasciitis sufferers, when you touch the bottom of your foot or heel it won’t feel tender or sore. It’s not until you actually put weight on your foot is when the pain increases.
Plantar fasciitis is not an injury that usually develops over night rather it develops over a period of time. It’s a repetitive stress injury which means the soft tissues break down from excessive strain and wear from repeated activities and actions.
There are specific groups of individuals who are considered the high risk category for developing plantar fasciitis. They include but are not limited too:
- Football players
- Postal workers
- Factory workers
It’s also important to learn that there are many different causes of plantar fasciitis. These causes can include:
- Being overweight
- Poor shoe support
- Flat or extremely high arches
- Excessive foot pronation
- Situations that require standing on hard surfaces
- Weak foot muscles
- An increase in physical activity
So what should you do if you suffer from plantar fasciitis? What are your best treatment options?
Well, as someone who’s walked a mile in your shoes and knows exactly what you are going through. I can tell you that you don’t have to waste hundreds of dollars of your hard earned cash on expensive podiatrist or doctor visits, there’s absolutely no need to go out and buy custom orthotic shoes and you never have to worry about getting painful cortisone injections or having to face the knife wielding surgeon.
All it really takes to completely cure your plantar fasciitis and stop the burning pain in your heel and foot are 5 simple, step-by-step techniques that you can do from the comfort of home without any special exercise equipment or gadgets!