We’re back with a common problem: plantar fasciitis. The condition is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is also one that podiatrists treat frequently. Heel pain can throw off your entire day. If you are a teacher, taking steps in the classroom can be painful. Student-athletes may struggle to warm up. Hard-working employees may cringe when they have to get up from their desks.
Unfortunately, heel pains happen, and very often rest is recommended. The PediFix team created products to provide solutions for the everyday person.
There are two types of plantar fasciitis: acute and chronic. When the condition is acute, the cause is typically an injury. When the condition is chronic, the most common type, it has likely worsened over time. Sometimes a particular incident could have been the initial cause.
Inflammation and irritation
A person has plantar fasciitis when their plantar fascia becomes inflamed. People describe pain located in the back of their foot near the heel — on the bottom of the foot. Causes of inflammation include overuse injuries, foot structure, and even shoe type. Heel pain sufferers may complain of the following symptoms:
● Sharp, intense pain after a period of rest (especially in the morning)
Rest and relief
If you’re trying to find relief from your heel pain, take a break. Overuse means you are putting too much pressure on your plantar fascia. Other treatment options include stretching, physical therapy, shockwave therapy, ice, and custom orthotics. Check out our product recommendations:
PediFix® FasciaFix® Plantar Fasciitis Relief Sleeve
Reduces stress on the inflamed ligament and minimizes inflammation and swelling
PediFix® Plantar Fasciitis Relief Strips
Supplements and regulates how the plantar fascia functions so your body can heal
PediFix® Visco-GEL® Plantar Fasciitis Arch Support Sleeve
Provides extra support for flat feet to relieve heel pain and arch pain
If you want to skip out on the heel pain, begin with stretching. It is one of the best ways to prevent injury. We recommend stretching before and after exercise. Another helpful tip is to take more time and care with your shoe selection. Choose shoes with proper arch support. Many people who deal with flat feet encounter heel pain, too.
If you have questions about how our products can support you, please call 1-800- PEDIFIX (733-4349) to learn more. Our product specialists are ready to support your needs.