Plantar Fasciitis Untreated
We all know that when it comes to injuries, prevention is much better than having to try to recover from an injury. But when you suffer an injury, the worse thing you can do is let it go untreated. And it’s no different if you let an injury such as plantar fasciitis go untreated.
So what’s the “big deal” about not treating your plantar fasciitis? Won’t it just get better on it’s own with a little rest and TLC?
As with most repetitive strain injuries, the longer you wait to get treatment, the worse your condition gets and potentially the longer your recovery can take. So why is this the case? Can’t plantar fasciitis heal on it’s own?
Before we get into why when left untreated, your foot pain and plantar fasciitis can get worse, we should first define what exactly is plantar fasciitis and why it hurts so much! Plantar fasciitis is the most commonly reported type of repetitive strain injury that affects the foot. It’s basically inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thin fibrous band of tissue that connects at your heel bone, runs along the bottom of your foot and connects again at the base of your toes.
One of the most frustrating things about plantar fasciitis is that the bottom of your foot is almost never tender to the touch and it’s not until you actually put weight on your foot that the true pain starts to hit.
Plantar fasciitis is not an injury that simply develops overnight. As with all repetitive strain injuries, they occur over and extended period of time and usually start out as a mild, dull aching pain. You may think that you can “deal with” or “put up” with the pain now but when it’s left untreated, plantar fasciitis gets significantly worse. The reason why is that many sufferers continue on with the activities that caused their injury in the first place instead of taking proactive and preventative measures so that their condition doesn’t get worse.
As someone who’s suffered from plantar fasciitis and literally spent an entire summer sitting inside with my feet up because my foot pain was so bad, I know how stubborn an injury this is to overcome and get complete relief from. But I can tell you that you don’t have to shell out hundreds of dollars to get permanent relief from plantar fasciitis.
Forget about forking out money for custom orthotic shoes or inserts, visits to doctors, podiatrists, washing down anti-inflammatories on a daily basis that only mask your pain, plantar fasciitis taping, and never worry about getting painful cortisone shots in your foot.
In fact, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home to cure plantar fasciitis. So now you have no reason to let it go untreated!
To be straight up-front with you, all it really takes to completely eliminate your nagging and stubborn foot pain and plantar fasciitis are 5 simple, step-by-step techniques that you can do from the comfort of your own living room, sitting in your comfy chair watching your favorite television show, without any special exercise equipment or gadgets!