What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain that radiates in the bottom of your foot. It happens to anyone, at any age. However, it is considered an overuse injury that is common for people who spend a lot of time on their feet. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue. It connects your heel to the ball of your foot and supports the arch. Poor foot positioning may cause the structures in your foot to load incorrectly. This in turn puts pressure on the band. An injury to the tendons in your foot and ankle can also damage the fascia.
When the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, irritated, or weak, it can tear. This causes a stabbing sensation in your heel and/or these other pain symptoms:
- An increase in pain in the morning or when taking the first few steps after resting.
- Increased heel pain with prolonged standing, walking, or stair climbing.
- Increased pain when standing and walking on hard surfaces or without proper shoe support.
Commonly, the pain from plantar fasciitis is stabbing. And, it usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and stretch or move, the pain normally decreases. However, it may return after periods of walking or standing or when you get up after resting. The pain is usually worse after exercise, not during it. This condition is common in runners. It also affects people who are overweight and those who wear shoes with poor support also have a risk of this painful condition.
Your foot and ankle consist of 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 tendons. Plantar fasciitis pain can range from mild to completely disabling. If you feel you are experiencing a medical emergency consult a doctor or podiatrist as soon as possible to diagnose the cause. Especially if home remedies do not help ease the pain.
Plantar Fasciitis Relief
- Rest and elevate the foot as much as possible.
- Your doctor may suggest you use a 3/8″ or 1/2″ heel insert in your shoe.
- Stretch each foot by leaning forward against a wall with your foot flat on the floor and heel elevated with the insert. Repeat this for several minutes throughout the day.
- The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and swelling may temporarily bring fast relief.
- Place an ice pack twice a day for 15-20 minutes on the bottom of the foot to reduce inflammation.
- Wear comfortable shoes that fit properly.
- Wear a night splint, a special device that stretches the foot while you sleep.
- Using a joint pain cream like Flexcin’s Motion Lotion can bring relief.
- Your doctor may also recommend low-impact exercises near the affected area of your foot.
- Taking an effective joint supplement can help heal the joint and reduce the pain.
How Flexcin May Help
Joint supplements can help to increase joint mobility, reduce inflammation, support cartilage repair, decrease stiffness, and stimulate lubricating fluids in the joints.
With powerful ingredients like cetyl myristoleate (CM8) and more traditional anti-inflammation ingredients like glucosamine, MSM, bromelain, and collagen type II, Flexcin is a very effective joint supplement. Taking Flexcin may help with mobility, inflammation, and prevent further issues with plantar fasciitis pain. The Flexcin Motion Lotion is a topical cream that may also be safely used to provide relief for symptoms of inflammation due to heel pain.
At Flexcin we have been making all-natural joint care supplements since the year 2000, and have helped thousands of people find an alternative relief to their joint issues. We provide US-made supplements with powerful ingredients used as alternatives to decreasing swelling and rebuilding damaged tissue. And, we offer it at a no-risk 90-day trial. If you try Flexcin and are unsatisfied with the results after taking it for three months, simply return the empty bottles for a full refund less shipping and handling.