Can Plantar Fasciitis Go Away On Its Own?
Plantar fasciitis doesn’t have to last forever. Below we’ve explained how to get rid of plantar fasciitis—for good!
How do you get plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia, a ligament along the arch of your foot, is overstretched and damaged. As small micro tears occur, your plantar fascia degenerates over time. Gaining weight puts more stress on your plantar fascia, putting you at risk for developing plantar fasciitis. Runners are also more likely to develop plantar fasciitis, with long-distance runners having the highest risk. Regular activities on hard floors, like dancing or aerobics, increase your risk for plantar fasciitis as well.
People with high arches or flat feet are more likely to develop plantar fasciitis because their feet don’t absorb shock correctly. Because of this, the tendons and ligaments are more likely to be inflamed and eventually tear. Tight calf muscles can also encourage plantar fasciitis as they stop our feet from moving properly, ultimately straining the plantar fascia.
How long will it take for plantar fasciitis to go away?
Everyone experiences plantar fasciitis differently. Your healing time depends on the severity of your condition. One of the best things you can do for your feet is to rest. You can expect plantar fasciitis pain and flare-ups to last between two to three weeks. In some cases, pain can last up to six weeks. The worst thing you could do for plantar fasciitis is neglect your symptoms. Avoiding treatment can make plantar fasciitis symptoms last longer.
How do I make plantar fasciitis better?
Among feeling your first plantar fasciitis symptoms, try resting your feet. Try elevating your feet to relieve pressure and tension, and also cut back on exercise. If you’re a runner, try reducing the distance you are running and reduce the speed. Resting your feet can help reduce plantar fasciitis pain and inflammation. Ice is also a great tool for reducing pain. Try giving yourself an ice bath regularly! Take a bucket full of water, add in some ice, then let your feet soak for about five to ten minutes. You can also ice your feet with an ice pack. Never put ice directly on your feet! After about 20 minutes, remove the ice pack and allow your feet to warm. Stretching can help reduce plantar fasciitis pain and reduce the chances of micro tears forming in the plantar fascia.
Treat Plantar Fasciitis Today: The Healing Sole
Sliding your feet into The Healing Sole first thing in the morning encourages healing and recovery. With your first step, The Healing Sole gently stretches the plantar fascia. As your foot pushes off, the rocker bottom sole sways to reduce tension. When your foot meets the ground again, the compressible heel and raised arch absorb the weight of the body. Soft neoprene straps help to hold your foot in place as you move. We equipped the latest version of The Healing Sole with a durable outsole. Now our flip-flops last even longer and can support extended outdoor wear.
Take your first step in the morning to put plantar fasciitis pain to bed with The Healing Sole!