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It’s a common trend among the active, elderly and overweight demographics. The strain placed on on your plantar fascia (the muscle that supports the arch of your foot) is often exacerbated by standing on your feet for extended periods or bearing too much weight on your heels. This leads to swelling, tearing and pain and can often be debilitating to anyone who must be on the go. Luckily, there are several simple ways to treat and reduce the chances of plantar fasciitis. These include staying off your feet for long periods, stretching out your feet and hamstrings, and wearing shoes with arch support. Many doctors will even recommend ceasing all strenuous activity completely. For many of us, that isn’t an option. So here are some alternatives to coping and treating the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
Naturally people are keen on massage as a great way to alleviate pain and stress. There are foot massagers on the market today that offer specialized treatment for heel pain.