It’s not uncommon to experience some foot aches and pains if you spend many hours on your feet one day, which is not normally part of your everyday routine. For others, foot pain and foot aches is a harsh reality that sometimes can bring you to your knees. And then there is the ever so painful foot throbbing and cramps at night that prevents you from getting a good nights sleep.
So what is exactly happening when your foot aches and pains?
The majority of foot pain and aches can be attributed to inflammation of the plantar fascia of the foot. The foot fascia is a thin fibrous band of tissue that attaches at the heel bone and runs along the bottom of your foot and connects again at the base of your toes.
If you’ve had foot pain and aching for more than 5 days, then there is a good chance that you are not suffering from “normal” foot pain but you’ve actually injured your foot. It’s a condition that is the most commonly reported type of repetitive strain injury for the foot called plantar fasciitis. The strange thing about this foot injury is that the majority of sufferers do not report pain or tenderness on the bottom of the foot when they touch their foot. It’s not until the foot actually bears weight that the real pain and aching is felt in the deeper tissues of the foot.
Overtime repeated stresses, wear and tear on the foot fascia causes small, micro tears that directly causes foot pain and aches. Due to the lack of rest and chance to heal properly, your plantar fascia begins to swell and become irritated. To make matters worse, your body’s natural defense mechanism when injury occurs is to lay down adhesive tissues across the inflamed tissues. This is more commonly known as “scar-tissue”. The laying down of scar tissue causes the plantar fascia is tighten up and restrict which in turn prolongs the pain and suffering of plantar fasciitis.
So what can cause plantar fasciitis?
Below are some of the most common causes of plantar fasciitis:
- weak foot muscles
- being overweight
- high arches or flat feet
- poor shoe support
- excessive foot pronation
- increase in physical activity
- standing on hard surfaces in one place for extended periods of time
If you can relate to any of the above causes, then this is most likely the cause of your plantar fasciitis, foot aches and pain.
So what’s your best option on how to treat plantar fasciitis and stop foot pain and aches?
As someone who suffered from plantar fasciitis, I can tell you that curing foot aches, pain and plantar fasciitis is actually quite simple. You don’t have to waste hundreds of dollars of your hard earned cash on doctors, podiatrists, custom orthotic shoes, or cortisone shots. All they will do is take away your money and not your pain!
All it really takes to completely cure your foot pain and plantar fasciitis are 5 simple, step-by-step techniques that you can do from the comfort of home while sitting in your comfy chair watching your favorite television show – without any special exercise equipment or gadgets!