Do you suffer from the most common cause of heel pain? Plantar Fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-Itis) is a self-limiting condition, is a common cause of heel pain in adults. It affects more than 1 million persons per year. The pain begins in the morning after getting out of bed. The cause of the pain is that the tissue connecting the heel to the toes gets inflamed from overuse.
Research published in American Family Physician, show that 90 percent of patients can resolve their Plantar Fasciitis using only noninvasive and conservative methods. So, what can you do now to start relieving the pain? Continue reading as we go over the symptoms and natural remedies to get you on the fast track to feeling pain-free.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
The populations that are most affected by plantar fasciitis are runners and those that are overweight due to overuse of the tendons. A few symptoms are:
- Stabbing pain on the bottom of your feet near the heel.
- Pain occurring in the morning during your first few steps after getting out of bed.
- Pain is worse after exercise but not during your workout.
- Standing for an extended time causes you pain
Natural Remedies to Try
Multiple natural remedies can help relieve your pain and increase your recovery time. Here are a few that you can try.
You can begin each morning by giving your foot a well-deserved massage. Use your thumbs and massage the bottom of your foot near the heel. Each day your goal should be to apply a little more pressure as long as you can bear it.
Now that you have loosened your tendon, it’s time to stretch. There are stretching straps specifically designed for plantar fasciitis focusing on stretching and strengthening the muscles (quads, hamstrings calves, arch, etc.) needed for you to find pain relief while simultaneously targeting the bottom of your foot where the pain is directed. One of the best things about the straps is that you can do your stretches while you watch TV. We would recommend working your way to stretching with the straps twice a day to help with stiffness in your foot.
Another natural remedy that I recommend that not only helps with inflammation in the tissue it also smells fantastic is to apply lavender essential oils topically to the bottom of your foot. What you want to do for this method is to mix a carrier oil such as olive or coconut oil along with a drop or two of your lavender essential oil in a glass roller bottle. Roll the mixture onto the bottom of your foot. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way with essential oils.
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Let’s Sum It Up
Plantar fasciitis usually resolves itself within a year. Take your heel pain into your own hands with the natural remedies listed above. Massage, stretching, and applying lavender essential oil to the affected area are all critical practices to your healing journey. You deserve a pain-free morning.
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