How Tart Cherry Helps Plantar Fasciitis
Posted on Feb 11, 2023

How often do you take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID), like ibuprofen to relieve foot pain? If you endure plantar fasciitis pain, you may feel like this is your only option for pain relief, but it doesn’t have to be.

Tart Cherry Extract is a powerful, yet gentle, and natural, anti-inflammatory, and many of Dr. Warner’s patients find it beneficial for reducing pain.

How Does Tart Cherry Supplementation Work?

Tart Cherries are highly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. As an antioxidant, Tart Cherry Extract helps the body neutralize harmful free radicals that cause oxidative stress. High levels of oxidative stress can lead to cellular damage and contribute to chronic inflammation throughout the body.

When you reduce your level of oxidative stress, you’re promoting your current and future health. Low-grade, chronic inflammation is linked to arthritis, diabetes, cancer and other noncommunicable diseases. Low-grade chronic inflammation is also linked to the dysfunction of connective tissues, like fascia.

Tart Cherry Extract works in a similar way as an NSAID, by acting on COX enzymes along the inflammatory pathway. However, tart cherries are much more gentle than NSAIDs, posing significantly less risk to the body. The molecules in tart cherries also downregulate key transcription factors important for inflammation, such as nf-kB.

How Can Tart Cherries Reduce Plantar Fasciitis Pain?

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that can limit your mobility and daily routine. It’s a degenerative condition that’s sometimes caused by microtears in the plantar fascia, leading to chronic inflammation and pain in the heel of the foot. More often, it is simply the result of dysfunctional connective tissue (poor mitochondrial health, AGE deposition, altered oxidant balance).

When you reduce this inflammation with Tart Cherry Extract, you can reduce the pain you experience on a daily basis.

You might notice your plantar fasciitis pain is more severe in the morning, or after periods of inactivity. That’s why stretching out the foot and calf muscles is important for reducing pain, and why our Tart Cherry Extract pairs well with The Healing Sole.

The Healing Sole was designed by orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Meredith Warner after years of treating plantar fasciitis and other related conditions in her private practice. Its designed features work synergistically to help stretch and strengthen the foot, while offloading pressure from painful areas, including the heel.

Let our Tart Cherry Extract relieve inflammation while you take the steps to reduce plantar fasciitis pain. Our extract comes in capsule form, so you don’t have to worry about the sugars and calories associated with juice or whole fruit.