When you have plantar fasciitis
your feet become the center of attention. From the first step you take when you wake up to the second your head hits the pillow at night, you’re reminded of your condition. Learning how to manage the pain can be easy but finding a long-term solution is where it gets difficult. Curing plantar fasciitis may seem impossible, but there are a few methods that are capable of producing lasting results. You don’t have to suffer; here are a few ways to start your journey to treatment for your plantar fasciitis.
Surgery or Injections
If you’d like instant relief for your pain you can opt for professional medical treatment. This is a more costly, and dangerous option in the long run. Plantar fasciitis surgery relieves the tension in the foot by snipping the plantar fasciitis ligament. The surgery calls for the incision or partial removal of the plantar fasciitis ligament. This treatment can be highly painful and expensive. Cortisone shots are anti-inflammatory and can reduce inflammation in the feet in a few days. These injections are recommended before surgery because they’re less invasive and expensive.
Strengthen Your Feet
Building up the muscles in your feet is the closest you can get to a cure. As your feet become weaker over the years you lose natural support. This puts a large stress on the muscles and allows plantar fasciitis to develop. Strengthening the muscles in your feet can help return your feet to some of its natural state. There’s a number of different exercise you can do to get those muscles back to work. Throughout the day pick up items with your feet! Golf balls, marbles, pens and other small items are the perfect size. Another effective movement is the towel pull exercise. Check out our video with Dr. Warner illustrating how to perform this exercise.
Inflammation can be the cause of serious pain when dealing with plantar fasciitis. Reducing inflammation will make being on your feet much easier. The best way to target inflamed areas is ice! A plastic bottle is the perfect tool to treat the area. Fill up an empty bottle with ware and put it in a freezer. Pull it out and roll it under the bottom of your foot. You can repeat this movement 3 times a day for instant relief!
The Healing Sole
If you’re looking a long-lasting solution that’s easy to implement into your daily life and that is proven to produce results the Healing Sole might be right for you. The flip-flop is designed to give your foot the natural support that it lacks while also strengthening the muscles in the feet. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Meredith Warner created the shoe with healing in mind. The flip-flop includes elements that work together to decrease pain, inflammation and discomfort. After a few weeks of regular use, you can expect long-lasting relief. It’s the solution that doesn’t require invasive surgery, a new routine or constant stress. Sliding your feet in to the flip flop is what makes a difference.