Plantar fasciitis is a condition which appears in the heels and it can be very painful. The symptoms include pain and inflammation which starts in the ligament that joins the heel to the fingers of the foot. The condition is caused by the tearing of the ligament.
Under normal circumstances, the plantar fasciitis acts as a shock absorber for the foot, on the part which supports the arch. If there is too much tension in the plantar fasciitis, it can actually break.
It is very common in elderly people or people who have to stand on their feet during long periods of time, generally because of work.
The plantar fasciitis usually causes an acute pain in the low part of the foot next to the heel. In general it is more painful during the first steps after some someone spends a lot of time on their feet or maybe sit for a long time or lie down for a long time.
THESE ARE SOME TRADITIONAL METHODS THAT CAN HELP WHICH YOU CAN CHOOSE AMONG THE WIDE SPECTRE OF MEDICINES OR OTHER PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS.
- 1. Rest your feet
Limit or stop the daily activities that are causing pain in your heel completely. Avoid running or fast walking and look for other alternatives of this type of exercises that won’t disturb your feet. Use shoes with good absorption of shock and a great quantity of support for the arch of your foot.
- 2. Reduce the inflammation
Because part of the plantar fasciitis includes inflammation of the ligaments, try to put ice on your heel to reduce the pain and the inflammation. Also, try to intake honey in your diet more, because researchers from China have confirmed that honey has anti-inflammatory properties.
- 3. Increase the flexibility
Since the principal problem with the plantar fasciitis is that the ligament broke because of the tension, the best way of preventing this from happening would be making the plantar fasciitis more flexible e.g. to support more pressure. You can do this with the help of various methods. Just make sure you’re not doing this when the symptoms of the plantar fasciitis are very severe, because it might damage your whole ligament. This is purely a preventive measure.
The first stretching you can do is finger stretching. Put the heels on a flat surface with the toes pointing up. Take your big toe and pull it towards your heel softly, as far as you can go. Remain in this position for 15 to 30 seconds.
The second stretching is calf stretching. Stand opposite a wall, with the hands against the wall at a height of your eyes approximately. Put the foot you want to stretch behind your other foot. Stand with the foot on the ground firmly and cross your other leg forward until you feel a stretching in the low part of the area of your calf. Do this for 15 to 30 seconds.
The third stretching is towel stretching. Sit on the ground with the feet directly facing you. Put a towel under your feet. Take the towel for every end and pull it towards you, stretching your feet. Make sure you support your right knee. Do this for 15 to 30 seconds.