Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Spurs
If you’ve been suffering with foot pain for sometime now, you must know that there is something a little more serious going on with your foot/feet. And hopefully, you’re ready to take some proactive measures and make a commitment to get rid of your foot pain once and for all.
But the question still remains. Which type of foot injury are you suffering from, plantar fasciitis or heel spurs? Are these two totally different injuries or does one “go” with the other? Are heel spurs the cause of plantar fasciitis?
Before we decide what it is exactly you are suffering from, it’s important to first learn more about this nagging and stubborn pain you have on the bottom of your foot/feet.
Plantar fasciitis is a repetitive strain injury whereby you have inflammation of the plantar fascia. In fact “itis” means inflammation. The plantar fascia is a thin band of tissue that connects at your heel bone and runs along the bottom of your foot and connects at the other end of your foot, at the base of your toes.
You may find that the bottom of your foot, the fascia, is not tender to the touch. It’s not until you bear weight on your foot that the true pain and discomfort is felt. Like many repetitive strain injuries, plantar fasciitis does not usually develop over night, it occurs over an extended period of time. There are many plantar fasciitis causes but heel spurs is not one of them!
This when things can get a little confusing, simply because sufferers are so miss informed about the relationship between plantar fasciitis and a heel spur. And it’s not your fault. Generally accepted medical literature has often been using the term ‘heel spurs’ proportionately to define plantar fasciitis as well. Hence the reason many plantar fasciitis go on suffering, unfortunately for many years which doesn’t have to happen. Here’s why…
Heel spurs only form after you’ve suffered a plantar fasciitis injury. A heel spur is a spike like projection that is not usually painful. And even when you fully recover from plantar fasciitis, your heel spur can still be present and been seen with an x-ray only.
So what does this all mean for you? Well, the good news is that regardless of whether you have a heel spur or not, one thing is for sure. You are suffering from plantar fasciitis. So what’s the fastest and best way to treat it? Does plantar fasciitis home treatment actually work or even exist?
Well as someone who has walked in your shoes and suffered from plantar fasciitis, I can tell you what won’t work.
You don’t have to shell out hundreds of dollars of your hard earned cash on doctors, podiatrists, orthotic shoes or eat anti-inflammatories on a daily basis to mask the pain. Heck, you can implement simple plantar fasciitis stretches and you don’t even have to leave your home.
In fact, all it really takes to completely eliminate your heel spurs and plantar fasciitis are 5 simple, step-by-step techniques that you can do from the comfort of your own living room, watching your favorite television show without any special exercise equipment.