Monday, January 6, 2014

Getting Better

For those of you who are following this blog, you probably know that I'm battling plantar fasciitis. And for those of you who do not know what it is, it's a condition where the plantar fascia, the flat band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes and supports the arch of the foot gets swollen and inflamed. I feel pain on the bottom of my feet when I walk a lot or stand up for a long time. There is also a sharp pain when I suddenly stand up after sitting or lying down. The pain would only last for a few seconds though and I can walk normally again after that.

image credit: www.heel-that-pain.com

Plantar fasciitis is usually caused by excessive pronation (when your feet roll inward too much when you walk); when you are overweight; when you have high arches or flat feet; when you walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces; when you wear shoes that don't fit well or are worn out or do not have support; and when you have tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles.

image credit: www.summitmedicalgroup.com

Sadly, there is no cure for this condition but it can be treated through stretching and exercise. It's a long process though but after years of doing the stretching exercises, my feet feel a lot better. The thing is I can't stop or else it will get worse. I also have to be careful with the shoes I wear. I cannot just wear any flats. I have to make sure the arches are fully supported that's why I love to shop at Zalora. They have the most comfortable shoes I found online. Walking barefoot is also a No-No. I am also working on losing weight; I'm struggling, but my feet will not be the only ones that will benefit from it so I'm pretty determined to shed some (hopefully more) pounds. Slowly but surely, I know I will. :)

1 comment:

Cascia Talbert said...

I could not imagine being in that much pain! I hope you are able to get your plantar fasciitis under control.

 
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