Pulling Sensation In Heel
For many of us, it takes a lot for us to slow down when we feel any type of pain in our body. We tend to simply ignore the pain and hope ‘it’s’ nothing, it will pass’. But when we feel pain in our feet, it’s sometimes hard to overlook simply because we spend so much time on our feet each and every day. What if you all of a sudden feel a pulling sensation in your heel and maybe some throbbing pain? This is something you shouldn’t just ignore, here’s why.
There’s no arguing that out feet take a pounding day after day. We hardly ever think twice about the type of shoes we wear, except for ‘does this match my outfit’? We always opt for style over comfort. But this can only last so long. We expect our feet to simply be indestructible without ever giving them any TLC. So when your feet start to ache, pain or you feel a pulling sensation in the heel, its’ REALLY time to take notice.
This pulling sensation in the heel of your foot is most likely a repetitive stress injury called plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the most commonly reported type of foot problem that affects millions of people each and every year. It is described as pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia. A tell tale sign of this nagging foot condition is morning heel pain when you take the first few steps out of bed. The plantar fascia is a thin fibrous tissue band that runs from your heel along the bottom of your foot and attaches at the base of the toes.
It’s not unusual for patients suffering from plantar fasciitis to feel a pulling sensation in their heel. The swelling, inflammation and small micro tears in the foot fascia that’s associated with plantar fasciitis causes the plantar fascia to shorten which gives you that pulling sensation in your heel.
Plantar fasciitis is not a condition that usually develops overnight. It normally develops over a long period of time and can affect anyone at any age. Below are some common reasons why you feel a pulling sensation in your heel and how your plantar fascia may have been damaged:
- You’ve recently increased your physical activity.
- You may have other existing soft tissue injuries ranging from your foot all the way up to your hamstring.
- Although not as common but blunt force trauma or a sharp blow to the bottom of your foot.
- Performing repetitive motions that cause stress in the soft tissues in the feet and legs.
- Wearing shoes that do not provide the right type of foot support for your job or physical activities.
- Already existing muscle imbalances anywhere along the kinetic chain from your foot all the way up to your buttocks.
- A change in normal foot motions due to physical activities such as running on uneven ground when you are used to running on flat, pavement or concrete paths.
- Standing on hard surfaces for extended periods of time with minimal foot movement.
If any of the above statements sound familiar to you, then this is the most likely cause of your plantar fasciitis and heel pain. Over time they can cause the very small yet painful micro tears in your plantar fascia. Without the proper type of treatment, your plantar fasciitis pain, inflammation and swelling will get worse! Take it from me, I know! I literally went an entire summer without a tan because my plantar fasciitis was so bad.
So what’s the best way to stop the pulling sensation in your heel and eliminate your plantar fasciitis pain for good?
All it really takes to cure your nagging and stubborn foot pain once and for all are 5 simple, step-by-step techniques that you can do from the comfort of home without any special exercise equipment while watching your favorite television show!