Relief From Plantar Fasciitis At-Home
Most people tend to lose hope. Luckily this doesn’t have to be the case. There’s a light at the end of this dark tunnel and this article will help show you the way.
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It involves the irritation of a thick band of connective tissue that spans across the under part of you foot called the plantar aponeurosis. If the long arch of you foot was the bow (as in bow-and-arrow) this tissue is the bowstring. With every step you take, this bowstring stretches and often becomes irritated where it attaches to the calcaneus (heel bone).
Every step you take could be making the problem worse. And if you don’t take action to resolve this condition, you’ll have along road of pain ahead of you.
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5 Steps To Heel Pain Relief
STEP 1: Remove Exacerbating Factors
It’s also important to understand that inflammation plays a role in plantar fasciitis. The damaged tissue triggers a pro-inflammatory response, which in turn sensitizes the nerve endings in the area (makes the pain worse). So, it stands to reason that an anti-inflammatory diet will help and smoking cigarettes most definitely will not.
STEP 2: Desensitize Involved Tissues
The mechanism of this injury is a ‘tugging’ of plantar tissue away from the heel bone. It’s very much a posterior kinetic chain dysfunction. So the following self soft tissue release will create slack up and down stream from the injured site.
STEP 3: Strengthen Involved Tissues
We progressively strengthen the tissues that pass over the heel, to improve their resistance and resilience to physical stress. This will help you overcome this injury and is crucial in preventing it from happening again in the future.
STEP 4: Correct Biomechanical Faults
STEP 5: Create Optimal Environment for Healing
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