Plantar fasciitis symptoms are most notable upon first arising in the morning. Heel pain and foot pain, often severe, when you walk is commonly considered the determining factor of this condition.
On the bottom of your feet is a thick band of tissue running from the heel toward the toes. This tissue is known as the plantar fascia. When this tissue is inflamed, you get the pain. The most common complaint of suffers is a stabbing pain with your first steps in the morning. After several steps, the pain normally decreases. But will return after periods of inactivity or long periods of standing throughout the day.
This condition is common to runners, factory workers (long periods of standing), pregnant woman and overweight persons.
Additional symptoms are…
The plantar fasciitis night splint keeps the foot immobilized in a resting position while you sleep. It also has the benefit of keeping the blankets off your feet, which provides its own relief.
This ailment is difficult to treat because we spend so much time on our feet every day. Treating symptoms is only managing the complaints. A cure means that the condition no longer exists.
Walking too much, running, jogging and being long on your feet are considered causes of plantar fasciitis.
Your feet are meant for walking/running and that’s just what they’ll do. Reminds me of that song, “These boots were made for walking,” a 1966 hit.
Well they are!
More likely, the cause is lazy foot. Feet trapped in shoes 12-18 hours a day lose their muscle tone, flexibility and ability to carry a load. Do you even remember what your feet look like?
Take your shoes off and look at your feet for a moment here. Move them around…wiggle your toes…spread your toes. Aren’t they remarkable?
There are mechanical and physiological conditions that can cause or contribute to plantar fasciitis…
Treatments for plantar fasciitis symptoms vary because there is no one answer that works for everyone. Often a combination of approaches gets relief.
Learn about plantar fasciitis exercises that strengthen your feet and help in the treatment and prevention of this condition.