Center Heel Pain
Do you experience heel pain when you take the first few steps out of bed in the morning? Are you experiencing a dull ache or sharp pain in your heel on a daily basis? Do you have heel pain in the center when you place weight on your foot?
If you can relate to any of the above questions but more importantly can reply with ‘Yes’, then there is a good chance you are suffering from the most common type of foot injury called plantar fasciitis. But don’t worry, you’re not alone!
The problem with plantar fasciitis is that it gets commonly misdiagnosed as heel spurs. The implications as a result of this misdiagnosis usually leads to inappropriate treatment methods that only results in the patient having to suffer even longer with no foot and heel pain relief in sight.
Heel spurs actually only develop after you’ve suffered your plantar fasciitis injury. They are bony, spike like projections that grow from the heel but don’t cause pain. They can only be seen on an x-ray and are simply a side effect of plantar fasciitis.
So what exactly is plantar fasciitis, how did you suffer this injury and more importantly how do you eliminate your center heel pain?
Plantar fasciitis is the swelling and inflammation of the plantar fascia of the foot. The fascia is a thin band of fibrous tissue that connects at the heel bone and runs along the bottom of your foot and attaches at the base of your toes. The strange thing about plantar fasciitis is that if you touch or press on the bottom of your foot, you feel no pain or discomfort. It’s not until you place your weight on your foot do you feel the sharp pain and burning sensations. Many sufferers also complain of foot pain in arch combined with foot pain in the morning.
What are the likely causes of plantar fasciitis?
Below are the 7 most common causes of plantar fasciitis:
- Weak foot muscles
- An increase in physical activities or sports
- Flat or very high foot arches
- Excessive foot pronation
- Standing in one place on hard surfaces for extended periods of time
- Poor shoe support
- Being overweight
There are also specific actions that put you at a higher risk of developing this nagging and stubborn injury. Activities that include running, walking, playing football, soccer and hiking. There are also occupations where you are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis such as cashiers, hairdressers, postal workers, factory workers and nurses.
So now that you know that you are indeed suffering from plantar fasciitis, the worse thing you can do is take the wait and see approach. The biggest mistake that most plantar fasciitis sufferers make is hoping that somehow, someway their foot pain will magically disappear on it’s own. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, your plantar fasciitis pain and symptoms will only get worse the longer you wait to treat it!
As someone who spent over $700 on so called ‘traditional’ treatment methods for plantar fasciitis but they all failed. You don’t have to shell out your hard earned cash on doctors and podiatrist visits, pop anti-inflammatory pills that really only mask your pain, or spend a fortune on custom orthotic shoes.
All it really takes to completely eliminate your center heel pain and cure plantar fasciitis once for all are 5 simple, step-by-step techniques that you can do from the comfort of home without any special exercise equipment or gadgets!