Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch! Those first few steps in the morning can be awfully painful if you have plantar fasciitis . And by the end of a long day, your feet might start screaming a bad, painful tune. Each day just seems to get worse and worse until you just cannot stand or walk. What will silence the pain before you go insane? If possible, you’d also like to avoid going to the doctor or spend an extraordinary amount of money. Is such a cure possible? Yes, by following these five solutions for plantar fasciitis, you can stop the foot pain.
Ice and Massage : Plantar fasciitis is a general, loosely-used diagnosis to describe when the soft tissues in your feet are inflamed. Ice can help put the fire of inflammation out. Some stores sell fancy devices that can help cool your feet down, but just a simple package of frozen peas will do just fine too. After icing your foot for 15 minutes, find the most painful spot and rub it back and forth across the width of your foot. Cross-fiber...
Plantar fasciitis is irritation and swelling of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The plantar fascia is a very thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. This band of tissue is what creates the arch of the foot. When the fascia is overstretched or overused, it can become inflamed. When the fascia is inflamed, it can be painful and make walking more difficult.
Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include:
Foot arch problems (both flat feet and high arches)
Repetitive loading on the feet from long-distance running, especially running downhill or on uneven surfaces
Sudden weight gain
Tight Achilles tendon (the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel)
Shoes with poor arch support or soft soles
Plantar fasciitis typically affects active men ages 40 - 70.
This condition is one of the most common orthopedic complaints relating to the foot.
Symptoms Bone pain or tenderness Carpal tunnel syndrome Numbness or tingling in one or both hands Pain in one or both hands Weakness in one or both hands Muscle weakness Tenderness and swelling of the arms and legs (occasionally including joints) Thickened skin with puckered appearance Signs and tests Tests that may be done include: Gamma globulins (a type of immune system cell) Erythrocyte sedimentation rate ( ESR ) MRI Muscle biopsy Skin biopsy
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