As one of the most common causes of heel and arch pain, Plantar Fasciitis can have adverse effects to other parts of your body and daily life. This occurs when the ligament connecting your heel bone to your toes and supports the arch of your foot is strained. Repeated strain causes tiny tears in the ligament that can lead to swelling, inflammation and heel spurs. While there are many different medical conditions that can cause heel and arch pain, the most common cause is improper foot function present when walking or standing.
It can affect the function of your feet and can be persistently painful throughout the day. It may start as apainful first few steps after you get out of bed or sit for a long time. It can be most painful when youclimb stairs or stand for a long time especially on hard floors. Starting from a mere discomfort, this candevelop into a much worse problem if not addressed in a timely manner.
Heel and arch pain, often referred to as Plantar fasciitis, can become debilitating. Even the simplestof activities can become difficult. The longer you have this problem, the harder it is to resolve it.The Active Foot store can help you! We have 5 easy solutions to help you.
Wearing the right shoe is imperative to resolving this problem. A shoe with a firmer heel counter and a good arch support can immediately take off a significant amount of stress from the plantar fascia. Our staff are experts in helping you select the right shoe for you.
Since plantar fasciitis is caused by faulty foot function, an arch support or a non custom orthotic can help, especially when the problem has only been present for a little while. There are many types of inserts on the market. Ask one of our expert staff members to help find the right one for you.
It’s also crucial to reduce swelling, improve circulation and relieve foot pain through wearing compression foot sleeves. This solution is ideal during long hours of standing on your feet or walking. Compression sleeves have a unique ability to apply variable compression to multiple zones from the ankle throughout the length of the feet. Worn throughout the day, these compression sleeves provide a comfortable fit and promote healing of the injured fascia.
These socks are worn at night or rest to help significantly avoid that crucially painful first step in the morning or anytime. These socks also sustain the stretch to the Achilles tendon and calf muscles, found to play crucial roles in plantar fasciitis. The continuous stretch provided by the socks decrease swelling and aids in the healing process.
Without a doubt, for optimal healing and the most effective relief from pain, it’s still best to use orthotics that are specifically designed and fabricated for your feet. In general, these will provide support and aid in absorbing pressure on the arch and heel bone, providing comfort and allowing you to heal. Speak to our staff about scheduling an orthotic consultation.