Plantar Fasciitis occurs when the Plantar (bottom of the foot) Fascia (thick protective tissue) becomes inflamed from injury, underuse or overuse. This is a painful condition that can be treated at home or by multiple practitioners.
Ouch! If you’ve had it, you don’t want it again. So, what can we do for it and how do we prevent it.
Prevention and Treatment:
a) Stay active: Walking may hurt but putting your feet up to rest them for hours on end can add to the problem. Inflammation will pool and becomes a painful irritant. Moving and stretching the foot decreases inflammation and encourages healing
b) Massage your feet regularly with your hand, someone else’s hands or foot massage tool (foot rubz for example)
c) Stretch your calf muscles regularly
d) Diet: Omega oils and anti-inflammatory foods / herbs, and calcium / magnesium supplements
e) Hot Epsom Salt bath or foot bath: Magnesium is a major component of this salt. Magnesium is known to readily be absorbed through the skin and relax muscle tissue