Thursday, October 11, 2012

Plantar Fasciitis

Are you suffering from plantar fasciitis? I have a friend that endures this illness for quite sometime now. I was intrigued what this illness all about and according to medical encyclopedia, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia or the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This can occur when this thick tissue is overused or overstretched. Usually, those that have risk factors in having this illness are those that have foot arch problems (flat-footed or high arches), sudden gain weight or obesity, if you are running in an uneven surface, like downhill, and also if you are wearing shoes with poor arch support. 


When I learned about its causes, I check here for plantar faciitis treatment. My friend was given a foot splint to wear every night to stretch the injured fascia and allow to heal. My husband loves running and sometimes he complained of having sore feet especially on its sole. He is flat-footed and he is more at risk of plantar fasciitis. I may have to check a splint for him too so he can wear it at night. Accordingly, the best prevention is to make sure that calf muscles, Achilles tendon, and ankle are best supported and flexible.

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jheylo said...

i have a heel problem (plantar fasciitis) and do wear something like this at night. arch support. it does work and helps my heel especially in the morning

~Ms. Joy mH~ said...

this is what i need too. Since i have been experiencing pain on my heel due to flatness, i never tried any thing like this. I should have check this out.

Jessica Cassidy said...

My husband's bonion is back again and I wonder if this will help his left foot feels better :-) I will check it out as well :-)

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

I just read the word fasciitis just recently and I thought it was facility hehehe. Good to know what this fasciitis means. I think my SILs have that kind of pain though and so is my husband but don't really know what its name. sometimes medical term are just hard to comprehend. Thanks for sharing mommy bless

Colorado Family Adventures said...

i never heard about this one before and will check their site now thanks for sharing

Adin B said...

My husband has the same problem with his heel and at one time it got really swollen and we went to the specialist and gave him the boot to wear at night. He didn't like it though and now it is hanging up in the shed. hahahaha.. it is still a bit swollen though and he says that when you hit it or touch it, it still hurts. He runs a lot and maybe he did something during running and somehow caused his swollen heel.

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