Find Relief From Plantar Fasciitis: What You Need To Do

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Plantar fasciitis is a condition of the foot that can be quite painful. When you have this foot condition, you may feel pain only when you wake in the morning. This is because the tendon in the foot tightens when at rest, then stretches when you're moving. If you are moving, you may not feel any pain at all, only when you stop moving. To find relief from this condition, there are things you can do on your own. Read below for some tips.

Take Care Of Your Feet

Take good care of your feet by wearing the right type of footwear and wearing shoes that have enough support for your feet. If your shoes are too worn out, they aren't going to have enough cushion. They also may not have the right support in the arch or in other parts of the shoe either. Invest in new shoes instead that have enough support and cushion. Be sure your shoes are also a proper fit and support every part of your foot as you walk. 

Give Your Feet A Break

Give your feet a break if they are starting to hurt you. Put them up for an extended length of time. Soak your feet in a bath of Epsom salts to help alleviate any pain or swelling. Giving your feet a break when necessary will help to alleviate pain and prevent you from worsening this condition. Icing your feet may also help give you some relief as well when you're off of your feet.

Stretch Your Feet

Stretching your feet can help with the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. You can also help to prevent the pain by stretching the arches of your feet. You can do this by pressing your foot into a wall and putting weight into it. Stretch your feet daily to help prevent the tightening of the tendon. You can also stretch the tendon by rolling the arch of your foot with a bottle of water.

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that can worsen if you don't do anything to treat it. Get to the podiatrist for help with this condition. Treatment options such as over-the-counter pain medications, stretches, and shoe inserts may be some things the podiatrist can give you. If your plantar fasciitis is too severe, surgery may be required. Don't live with this pain any longer. Make an appointment today with the podiatrist for help with plantar fasciitis relief