If your first few steps walking out from your bed in the morning and feel the sharp pain on the base of your foot, you are likely experiencing Plantar Fasciitis.
Plantar Fascia is a thick ligament that connect from the heel to the forefront of your foot, supporting the arch and cushion the shock from the body weight while walking or running.
Most of the common pain symptoms are when you are physically inactive like sitting down for a prolong time and get up to walk, you will have stiffness pulling or sharp pain especially near to the heel.
Prolong walking or running can aggravate the condition into burning pain and inflammation. There are various common causes of Plantar Fasciitis;
- Poor arch support or high heel shoe are likely to experience PF
- Body weight bearing or obese are very common causes
- High Arch or flat foot has higher risk of plantar fasciitis
- Most marathon runners or people whose job requires to stand for long hours are at risk as well.
- Hook heel spur as a result of wear and tear, degeneration and commonly prolong activities like jogging, standing, jumping…etc;
- Overly pronated or supinated feet structure can increase the stress and pressure on the arch or calcaneus heel may develop plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis pain symptoms can be very uncomfortable and disruptive to our daily functional movement and activities, there are various treatments and prevention measure that may help for fully recovery without any invasive intervention like injection or surgery.
How to treat Plantar Fasciitis?
Icing or soaking your feet with ice water every each time after prolonged standing or physical activities. Daily stretches like calf stretch can help to relieve the pain and relaxes your Achilles tendon muscles.