Ok, we can use the technical word, it is Plantar fasciitis. There is a muscle that your heel to the front of your foot. It supports the arch of your foot and helps you walk. As expected, your ligaments experience a lot of wear and tear in your daily life. Normally, these ligaments act as shock absorbents, supporting the arch of the foot. When there is extra pressure on your feet can damage or tear the ligaments. This then causes pain.
The pain can be at the bottom of the heel, or even although some experience pain at the bottom mid-foot area. This can develop gradually over time, and certain actions like sports can make it worse. The definition of pain in this is varied. Some people say it is as dull, while others a sharp pain.
The pain is usually worse in the morning when you take your first steps out of bed, or if you’ve been sitting or lying down for a while. Climbing stairs can be very difficult due to heel stiffness. After prolonged activity, the pain can flare up due to increased inflammation. Pain isn’t usually felt during the activity but rather just after stopping.
The top 10 ways to manage Heal Pain
- If you are working or exercising on your feet more, you need better foot support.
- You need to have the correct arch support and shoes
- Stay off your feet when possible.
- Apply ice and raise your feet for 15-20 minutes, 3-4 times a day to reduce swelling, and to calm the inflation
- Change you routine to more non-impact sports
- We can show you exercises to strengthen your arches
- You can use a towel, and use it to pull your toes towards you when you keep your knee straight
- Splints can be attached to the calf and foot when you sleep helping to stretch your muscles
- The hardest one to do, but one of the most effective, is to lose weight.
So how can we help
- We have an experienced team that can help with your custom arch support, to remove the pressure of your ligaments and muscles.
- We also have access to advanced medical strapping techniques, that will move the pressure off the feet, to relieve the pain, and to help the feet heal. These braces can provide instant relief.
- We can use the latest wave of technology, which can help and speed up the healing.
- With so many options available, and with your particular case, we can find the right solution to get you out of pain. Together we can find the perfect solution.