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Plantar Fasciitis: The Number One Cause of Heel Pain

The #1 Cause of Heel Pain Plantar taşciitis Did you know I of 10 people will suffer from Plantar Fasciitis in their lifetime 2 million new cases are reported annually 99 "PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus Plantar Fasciitis occurs when a ligament in your foot, the plantar fascia, is strained. The plantar fascia is a flat band of tissue which connects your heel bone to your toes & supports the arch of your foot. While walking, the plantar fascia stretches as the foot hits the ground. If the plantar fascia is strained by the repeated stress, it can be weakened, swollen, & irritated. Symptoms Stabbing heel pain during first steps after getting out of bed or after sitting for a long period of time Other Symptons: Affects one foot, but may occur in both Pain after standing, climbing stairs, or sitting long periods of time Pain may develop gradually over time, or suddenly after activity 75% of Americans will experience foot health problems in their lifetime 25% of your bones are located in your foot People at Risk Реople Pregnant Athletes Women Family History Overweight Individuals Middle Improper Foot Support Aged Treatments Goals Tips Relieve inflammation #1 & pain in heel Rest feet – limit or stop daily activity that cause heel pain Stop! Allow tears in Plantar #2 Fascia to heal Use ice baths, ice massages, or ice packs to reduce swelling Improve strength & #3 flexibility & excessive foot pronation #4 Allow exercise & normal activity Take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), or aspirin pills 5% of cases result in surgery Simple toe, calf, and towel stretches will strengthen the muscles that support the arch 75% of people recover within 6 months 98% of people seem to be better within 12 months Wear shoes or othortic insoles that support foot arches Orthaheel, MBT, Lynco, and Spenco orthotic products offer the support needed to help treat Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic products that offer heel support improve body posture & align your feet & lower legs. This realignment reduces the strain put on the heel & plantar fascia. Footwear etc.carries several brands of shoes & insoles that have been deemed by podiatrists to alleviate pain. Footwear ete. walk your world in our shoes The 5-Minute Plantar Fascitis Solution by Jim Johnson Sourc es The content of this infographic is to serve as general information only and is not intended to substitute the council of a medical professional. Please speak with your doctor before pursuing any course of action.

Plantar Fasciitis: The Number One Cause of Heel Pain

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It is a foot ailment that afflicts millions of people every year, everyone from athletes to middle-aged individuals. Plantar Fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia ligament in your foot is strained,...


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