Plantar Fasciitis – Foot Pain

What is it?

Inflammation of the thick, fibrous band of tissue ("fascia") that spreads across the bottom of your foot from your heel to your toes. The tissue supports the muscles and arch of your foot. If they become overly stretched, tiny tears can occur. This can cause pain and inflammation.

EEK! I have painful feet!

It is best to treat your feet as soon as you have pain. Feet have poor blood supply and need help reducing inflammation.

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Why does this happen?

Bad footwear Standing on hard surfaces Worn out shoes Collapsing arches Tight Achilles Tendon Too much activity Walking without shoes Walking on Sand

What should you do?

  • Wear proper footwear all the time
  • Ice your feet
  • Massage your feet and calves
  • Keep your feet in a flexed position while sitting for long periods of time
  • Massage and loosen your feet before stepping down in the morning
  • Strengthen your feet
  • See a podiatrist if your pain doesn't resolve with these tips
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Some shoes can be made better with a supportive insole. We carry many different kinds and can help you find the best one for you.

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