Lets’ face it, everyone at some point in time, is going to have hurt feet. Chances are, your feet are currently hurting or recently have been hurting. However, there is a more common foot problem that many of us are experiencing but we don’t know what it is. I’m talking about Plantar Fasciitis. If your feet hurt and can’t explain why, it may be plantar fasciitis. Keep reading to find a great plantar fasciitis treatment to treat your heel pain.
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a micro tear in the tissue bands underneath our feet that starts towards the heel connecting to the metatarsals. With a great plantar fasciitis treatment regiment, you can reduce and even eliminate heel pain. But before we look at plantar fasciitis treatment, let's understand what are some common symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
What are common symptoms of plantar fasciitis?
Common symptoms that may indicate you have Plantar Fasciitis is pain underneath your feet when you first take that step out of bed, or when you stand up after sitting for a short period of time. Granted, plantar fasciitis can develop on one foot or both. If diagnosed early enough, you can prevent it from getting worse which can help avoid getting surgery. All things considered, how do you address heel pain with a good plantar fasciitis treatment?
What is a good plantar fasciitis treatment?
When dealing with plantar fasciitis, one of the main key ingredients to reducing or eliminating heel pain is by supporting your arches with good arch supports. Before we get started with arch supports, understand that not all arches in your feet are not all the same, so understanding your feet can help you choose the best arch supports. For example, if you have high arches, Lucky Feet Shoes' offers over the counter dress orthotics that are great for high arch support. This is because the dress orthotic is rigid to offer maximum support to keep your high arches from bending thus irritating the tissue bands. By keeping your arches stable and supportive, you prevent the tissue bands underneath your feet from becoming irritated which causes Plantar Fasciitis.
Therefore, if you already have plantar fasciitis, the arch supports will keep the tissue bands from flexing and getting worse. The arch supports will be a primary method to help with the healing process. Since most of our feet are not equal in arches, it is recommended to get custom orthotics made specifically for your arches. This ensures optimal support and comfort in your daily activities. Lucky Feet Shoes offers custom-made orthotics which are typically good for up to 5 years. During your first year of purchasing a custom orthotic thru Lucky Feet Shoes, we offer free modifications to ensure you maintain healthy feet.
The healing process for plantar fasciitis typically takes an average of 6 months if you follow the right plantar fasciitis treatments.
What is the RICE method treatment?
One of the best plantar fasciitis treatments is a method called RICE which is an acronym. The “R” stands for Rest, “I” is for Ice, “C” is for Compression and “E” stands for Elevate.
How can my Plantar Fasciitis heal quickly?
Committing to the RICE method every day will help with a speedy recovery. Remember in the beginning we talked about arch supports? You will also want to have good supportive shoes to fit your arch supports in. You should get shoes with a removable liner to replace that with either you're over the counter or custom orthotic. It is recommended to wear closed shoes as opposed to sandals so that you can keep your ankle movement in full control with the rest of your foot. The more that you can control the ankle, the fewer foot problems you will develop because the ankle is the central point to where our foot moves.
In conclusion, great arch supports and good supportive shoes will help ensure a healthy lifestyle for your feet.
What is the RICE method treatment?
One of the treatments is a method called RICE which is an acronym. The “R” stands for Rest, “I” is for Ice, “C” is for Compression and “E” stands for Elevate.
Rice Method - REST
Staying off of your feet as much as possible will keep your tissue bands underneath your feet from getting irritated. However, you may not always find time for rest so one way to rest your feet while going about your day is by wearing Oofos sandals. These sandals are great for keeping your feet rested and comfortable for their recovery technology and their shock absorption material. With Oofos, you can feel a sense of relief as if you are standing on pillows or marshmallows. Furthermore, we recommend keeping your Oofos sandals at your bedside and wear them around the house instead of walking around barefoot. Walking barefoot is the worst that you can do for your feet when you are dealing with Plantar Fasciitis. One word of caution, if you overpronate or have balance issues, then I wouldn’t recommend Oofos.
Rice Method - ICE
For the Ice portion, after a long day of work or just from being on your feet all day, you will want to have a frozen water bottle waiting for you to roll your feet on. What you are doing when you roll your feet on a cold water bottle, is massaging the tissue bands which also helps to reduce inflammation.
Rice Method - COMPRESSION
Next part of the RICE method is Compression. With this method, the goal is to keep your tissue bands underneath your feet from becoming irritated and helps reduce inflammation. Reducing inflammation helps the tissue bands heal faster. Lucky Feet Shoes sells an all in one re-usable cooling and compression band that takes care of the Ice and Compression method. Lucky Feet also sells compression socks which is great to wear daily as well as at night when you are resting on the couch or sleeping.
Rice Method - ELEVATE
The last method of the RICE method is Elevate. When sitting down, you will want to elevate your affected foot above your chest level. This method not only keeps your feet off the ground to keep your tissue bands from being irritated, but it also reduces blood flow which in turn helps with the healing process of the irritated tissue bands.
What’s a speedy recovery for Plantar Fasciitis?
Committing to the RICE method every day will help with a speedy recovery. Remember in the beginning we talked about arch supports? You will also want to have good supportive shoes to fit your arch supports in. It's best to have shoes with removable insoles to replace them with your over-the-counter arch supports or custom orthotics. Just as important, it is recommended to wear closed shoes as opposed to sandals so that you can keep your ankle movement in full control with the rest of your foot. The more that you can control the ankle, the fewer foot problems you will develop because the ankle is the central point to where our foot moves.
In conclusion, great arch supports and good supportive shoes will help ensure a healthy lifestyle for your feet. Feel free to make an appointment or stop by any of our Southern California Lucky Feet Shoes locations to get fitted for some shoes as well as getting the right arch support for your foot type.
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