It’s probably one of the worst injuries that could happen to a millennial that you’ve never heard of, until now. Probably because you or one of your friends/family just got diagnosed, and you want to know how you can get rid of it ASAP.
We have the same news for you as WebMD & your podiatrist: there is no quick fix. This is a type of injury that simply takes its sweet time, and you can only wait for your body to heal. However, while you’re waiting, it helps to understand some of the causes & what you can do you lessen the pain you might be feeling.
Also, before all of that, even if it feels like it’s been forever since you could prance barefoot through the park, you will be well on your way to recovery soon enough! Don’t let your anxiety take over you.
Causes of plantar faciitis
- Flat feet
- Unsupported high arches
- Walking style
- Poor posture
- Bad luck
What to do once you think you have it
- Take a visit to the podiatrist
- Get a walking boot/brace & use it all the time for at least the first 1-2 months; this helps reduce pressure on your arch & heel
- Use a high quality insole in your boot/brace & all your shoes there after
- We recommend the Foot Chair brand because the arch support height is adjustable
- Ice your injury in the first 1-4 days of initial pain
- Apply heat & massage thereafter
- Check out this page for how to make your own reusable heating pad at home
- When you’re not wearing your boot, wear shoes with insoles that provide firm arch support. See our recommendations below.
- A few times a week, massage your the bottom of your feet using massage balls. As your tissue heals, it forms scarring which can be tight and painful unless it’s stretched out.
Shop: Plantar Faciitis foot care
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