SOS for Plantar Fasciitis

Ever heard of plantar fasciitis? It's the sudden pain you feel on the arch of your foot when you get out of bed or when you stand up after sitting for a long time. It happens when the plantar fascia ligament along the arch of the foot becomes inflamed probably because of too much walking.


Besides medication, I have found another way to relieve the pain. Here's what you should do: Freeze a water bottle, then roll your arch over it for 15 minutes three times per day. Apparently, the massaging action alleviates tightness while the cold soothes swelling. Rest is also important to allow the injury to heal, so while you're treating plantar fasciitis, cut back on long walks and wear shoes that cushion your heel and support your arch.

2 comments:

SWUBIRD said...

Liz:

Excellent post, really useful information. Thanks for the tip. Since we always keep several bottles of water in the refrigerator, it's no problem to try this out.

Happy trails.

Rose Belle said...

This is the first time I've heard about this condition. It's always good to know about these tips and tricks. Thanks.

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