Injury Expert. Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
The Plantar Fascia is a thick connective tissue that supports the arch structure of the foot. Plantar fasciitis refers to the inflammation of this tissue. It can be very painful when your foot is bearing weight and the pain is normally restricted to the front/ deep area of the heel bone or in the arch of the foot.
This pain is often worst in the morning as the tissue has not warmed up and has become inelastic. The most common foot type is either low arched and flexible (pronated) or high arched and rigid (supinated). When the foot is pronated it increases in length, increasing the stress on the plantar fascia causing it to reach its elastic limit and tearing.
currexSole insoles can help to alleviate some of the problems associated with plantar fasciitis and we do believe they are the best insoles for Plantar Fasciitis.
- Stiff arch, painful when walking – you walk/run differently to compensate.
- Intense pain if pressure is applied to the front of your heel/arch.
- You find yourself tip-toeing around immediately after getting out of bed.
- Excessive pronation, flattening feet.
- Tight Achilles tendon and calf muscles, poor flexibility in hamstrings.
- Running shoes without adequate support (over-cushioned).
- Running for long periods on hard surfaces – with some or all of the above.
TREATMENT OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS
- Wear currexSole insoles – the best insoles for plantar fasciitis – to help reduce pronation and improve support (if possible use shoes with a raised heel).
- Stop any movement that places stress on your Plantar Fascia.
- Before going to bed ice your plantar fascia.
- Top Tip: Take a large coca-cola or similar bottle, fill it with water and put it in your freezer. Use this to roll your foot on.
- While in bed wear a Strassburg sock.
- Do the following stretching and strengthening exercises after the inflamation has been treated.