Tips for Healing Plantar Fasciitis

The first thing to note is that your foot pain will not go away without an effective plantar fasciitis treatment program.

How many times have you ever thought to yourself, “my feet must be taking a beating” or “I need to take better care of my feet?”  I’m willing to bet the only time is has ever crossed your mind is when you slowed down to take a rest and your feet started throbbing, right?

We pretty much ignore our feet and expect them to get us from point A to B, everyday without giving them any thought or consideration.  If we do work them a little harder than usual we expect them to heal and be ready to go the next day. Is this really how you should be healing plantar fasciitis and foot pain?

As with most repetitive strain injuries, plantar fasciitis is a nagging and sometimes debilitating condition where most sufferers ignore any advice given to them, which can sometimes be good or bad.   We may very well come to the hard realization that you absolutely need a good deal of rest, icing and stretching to finally beat this condition.

Many of my personal training clients have expressed to me, “I’ve tried everything” but in fact the majority of them were just waiting for the pain to go away somehow magically and for it to heal on its own.  Well, we all know where waiting for something to happen will get you.

Of all the self-treatment alternatives and methods, icing, resting and stretching tend to be foremost choice.  Of course, with any self-treatment methods, if you don’t put in a good effort or perform these techniques improperly, your results will vary and most likely fail.  If incorporated and followed correctly you can cure your plantar fasciitis and foot pain.

If you want to make sure you do justice to effectively beat plantar fasciitis, you will want to adhere strictly to rest, ice, stretching and specific foot exercise techniques – quite frequently!  The sheer degree of rest and icing that you will have to commit to may sometimes feel overwhelming and often inconvenient; the stretching portion will seem less of an inconvenience.

It’s important to note that if you perform any stretches or exercises for plantar fasciitis the wrong way or take advice from someone who has no experience treating plantar fasciitis, then you may be doing more harm than good.  The sooner you decide to take action to fully recover from plantar fasciitis, the quicker you’re recovery will be.

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  3. AP on December 8th, 2010 4:00 am

    I was an avid runner for over a decade. I miss it so much. I started having what I believed were plantar fasciitis problems about 2 years ago. I have tried everything under the sun. I have done cortisone shots, Sole inserts, night braces, stretching, massage, fin swimming, and calf raises. I have been regimented about my recovery, and it has all been to no avail. Last week, I started having chest cramps. I went and saw my doctor, and he informed me that my blood pressure was extremely high. My diet, exercise, and lifestyle are top notch. I am in my 30s. According to my doctor, it is hereditary, and there is little I can do except medicate it. I got put on Novarsc and Hydrochlorothiazide. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic, and it has pulled a lot of the water out of my system. Basically, my foot problems went away over night after a 2 year battle. My body is fit, but I was retaining too much water in my blood vessels causing unnecessary pressure within in my feet muscles. IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FEET, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND HAVE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED. I am so happy that I will be able to put on the old running shoes and head down the road for a jog in the near future.

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