I have Heel Pain- is it Plantar Fasciitis?

How do I know if I have Plantar Fasciitis?  If you have several of these 8 common symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis,  you may have Plantar Fasciitis!

  1. I have pain underneath my heel when I walk or stand.
  2. I have pain under my heel when I stand up out of bed in the morning.
  3. I get a burning pain under my heel or in the sole of my foot when standing and walking.
  4. Wearing very flat shoes with no heel and no arch support aggravates the pain under my heel.
  5. Shoes with a hard heel aggravate my pain.
  6. When I wear a shoe with a bit of a heel it helps alleviate my pain.
  7. When I wear a shoe with good cushioning and better support it eases my heel pain.
  8. The underside of my heel is very tender to the touch.

If this sounds like you, you probably have plantar fasciitis.  This is a very treatable condition, unfortunately if left alone and not managed correctly the condition can become very stubborn and chronic- so act early with these quick easy self remedies.

Increasing the flexibility of your big toe and stretching your plantar fascia by facing a wall and placing your toe of your affected foot up against the side of the wall and gently leaning in to stretch the fascia.

Hold the stretch for 5-10 seconds and repeat 5 or 6 times.

 

Self massage can also help to reduce pain. Cross your painful side leg over the good leg and flex your foot and big toe joint. This position causes the plantar fascia to stand out, allowing you to gently press into it. Press and hold for about 3-5 seconds and then move onto another painful region. Aim to cover a 10 centimeter band from your heel towards your toes.

 

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