3 Tips to Living Comfortably With Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis (PF), often confused with the related condition “heel spurs,” is a common and rather uncomfortable foot condition.
Before we begin – a quick distinction…
Heel spurs are different from PF due to the affected area. A heel spur is a problem associated with bones in the feet. PF, on the other hand, is associated with inflammation of the “arch” muscles in the foot.
In this article, we’ll be discussing three popular treatments and remedies for Plantar Fasciitis. When used correctly, these treatments can ease discomfort, and over time, lead to the eventual demise of the ailment – regardless of whether you’re suffering from heel spurs or PF.
1) Get The Rest You Need
First things first, you need to make sure you’re resting as much as you should be. Plantar Fasciitis is caused by straining the arch muscle. Since that particular muscle holds all your weight when you’re running and standing, it’s natural that strain occurs over time.
Therefore, before trying any other treatments, first take a look your day-to-day activities. Are you doing activities that strain the muscles in your feet? If so, limit the amount of time you spend on those activities.
By making sure your feet get enough rest, you ensure that the problem won’t be aggravated.
2) Temperature Remedies
So you’re already getting a good amount of rest but you still have muscle pain. It’s time for Plan B – ice packs.
Ice packs are incredibly helpful for mitigating the pain caused by PF. Although they aren’t a definite cure, using an ice pack daily – especially when pain flares up is a fantastic way to improve your quality of living with PF.
3) Anti-Inflammatory Medication
Lastly, since PF is caused by inflammation of the muscle, anti-inflammatory medication is one of the most effective treatments. With these, there’s no need to get fancy. Simple over-the-counter medication like Ibuprofen (Advil) should do the trick.
Not only will Ibuprofen help alleviate the pain you’re experiencing, it’ll also work towards eliminating the problem.
Although it’s easy to get over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, they’re not always completely successful. For this reason, if you’re taking these types of medication and not experiencing any relief, talk to your doctor about stronger prescription anti-inflammatory medication.
Can you Imagine a Life Free From This Pain?
It’s no secret – living with PF can be difficult.
We humans spend an awful lot of time on our feet. The more strain you put on those muscles, the higher the chances are that you’ll develop PF, which can eventually lead to heel spurs.
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