How to relieve plantar fasciitis?

13 Oct 2013

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot problem, which can become a real discomfort for the sufferer. It occurs when the plantar fascia, which runs from the heel to the toes connectors, it is inflamed, causing pain in the heel when the foot is on the floor after long periods of rest, tension on the sole foot, heat and reddening in the area.

Those who suffer from flat feet or callus foot, often use wrong shoes for their foot type, they do much impact activities like running or have overweight, are the most common candidates to suffer from plantar fasciitis.


One of the measures we must take to relieve plantar fasciitis is determining which the reason that produces it is. If the problems are in the arch of the foot, or the use of inappropriate shoes, a visit to the podiatrist could solve the situation.


In addition it is very important to choose comfortable shoes that have an anatomic sole that offers support and heel protection. This recommendation is especially important if you suffer other foot problems, in these cases choosing shoes for sensitive feet becomes the best alternative.


Anti-inflammatory ingestion is recommended to relieve plantar fasciitis, however in more severe cases it will require even rest for a few days for the fascia is lower swelled. Applying ice 3 to 4 times a day for a few minutes, the cold will help you to relieve swelling discomfort.


We also recommend massaging the area for 10 minutes with gentle circular movements, to help decrease the inflammation. You can do this 3 times a day.


The discharge insoles are helpful in cases of plantar fasciitis, but these must be custom-made by a podiatrist. Only in very severe cases taking into account the option of surgery to relieve plantar fasciitis, so before manifestations of severe pain is best to follow the recommendations we give in Alviflex and also visit a specialist.

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