Treatment For Plantar Fasciitis
How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is the pain in your heel caused by damage to your plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes, and supports your arch. When this is strained, the tissue becomes weak, irritated and inflamed, causing plantar fasciitis. The AnkleAid ankle and foot ice bath offers cold therapy treatment for plantar fasciitis.
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is most common in middle-aged people and people who are on their feet a lot. If you are particularly active, you could be at risk of plantar fasciitis and should be very careful to monitor your feet.
Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis:
- Walking, standing or running for long periods
- Rolling your feet inward as you walk
- High arches & flat feet
- Wearing improper footwear or shoes such as high heels
- Being overweight
- Having tight calf muscles or Achilles tendons
Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms
Basically, if your feet hurt when you walk or stand, there’s a good chance you’ve damaged your plantar fascia and require treatment. In particular, running and climbing stairs tend to be the most painful for those suffering from plantar fasciitis. Another symptom is increased foot pain throughout the day. If you notice your pain increasing through your daily activities, there’s a good chance you suffer from plantar fasciitis.
How to Prevent Further Plantar Fasciitis Injury
Due to the unique nature of plantar fasciitis, treating it can come down to what best fits your lifestyle. A stretching routine for your toes and calves may help to alleviate symptoms of plantar fasciitis. It’s also important to choose proper footwear. If you do suffer from plantar fasciitis, pick comfortable shoes with great arch support and a cushioned sole. Orthotics may also help. It’s also important to give your feet a rest whenever possible. If symptoms persist, curtail your physical activities as best as you can.
How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis with Cold Therapy or Contrast Therapy
In order to reduce your pain and swelling, cold or contrast therapy treatments with the AnkleAid cold ice bath are a great way to help with the inflammation. The AnkleAid cold therapy treatment reduces blood flow, which in turn helps to calm down inflammation and tissue damage. It is highly recommended that you incorporate cold treatments or contrast treatments into your plantar fasciitis recovery.