Plantar Fasciitis
by Tom Hein | 2:40 pm

CHANCES ARE, that if you’re reading this, you have plantar fasciitis pain and know all about how limiting this can be. In the event that you aren’t familiar with this, and are reading for more info, I will give you a basic overview here, of how a foot brace for plantar fasciitis will eliminate the pain.


Plantar Fasciitis Pain – What Are The Causes?

Foot FasciaFirst of all, fasciitis, refers to fascia which is connective tissue that is throughout our bodies. This is what gives us shape and definition, without it, we would be basically a bag of bones and organs. You might say it’s the “glue that binds” us. When any part of the fascia becomes stressed or strained, it tightens, becomes constricted which is where the pain comes in.

There is a strong band of fascia in the bottom of our feet, which surrounds and connects to ligaments. The continual stress and strains of this fascia and ligament will lead to tiny tears in the ligament which then leads to pain and possible swelling. This can occur in just one foot, or occasionally both feet, and there can be several root causes:

  • Excess weight bearing
  • Improper posture
  • Shoes with poor arch support Improper Shoes
  • Tight calf muscles
  • Being on your feet for extended periods, particularly on hard surfaces
  • Certain sporting activities
  • Arches that are naturally too high or low

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The good news here, is that a foot brace for plantar fasciitis will get you back on your feet again pain-free!


How Do I Know If I Have It?

This is something that most often builds up over time, not to say that a sudden case won’t crop up though. But once you have it, it’s fairly clear what it is. The first indication will be pain in the bottom of your foot. You will feel tightness and an accompanying achiness, maybe even some swelling. If it’s severe enough, it can affect your walking gait.

Here are some more warning signs that you have plantar fasciitis….. 

  • When you have pain or tenderness from standing or wearing unsupportive shoes
  • First thing in the morning, or after a period of rest, you feel pain
  • Short walks improve the symptoms, but then longer walks bring the symptoms back
  • If, after stretching the bottom of your foot, you feel pain
  • Pain in the arch or heel

Self diagnosis is usually adequate to determine what is happening, without a doctor visit. However, if you do decide to have it checked out, the physician will easily conclude, without extensive tests, that you do indeed have plantar fasciitis.


Will a Foot Brace for Plantar Fasciitis Correct the Problem Naturally?

The good news is – yes, in the majority of cases. In some instances of severe and/or advanced cases, the only option may be to have it corrected via the surgical route.

This is something that is completely correctable in a standard situation. What you will want to do is avoid strenuous exercise, sports, and limit the time spent on your feet (as much as possible).

Walking barefoot should be avoided however, as this will aggravate plantar fasciitis, due to lack of proper arch support. There are many situations where walking barefoot directly on the ground is recommended, however if your feet aren’t as stable as they should be, this will be more detrimental than beneficial.

TurmericInflammation can reduced with a natural supplement like turmeric. Topical muscle ache relief ointments can be applied. You should also take a good look at the shoes you wear. If they’re worn out, aren’t giving proper arch support, or too tight – replace them with quality ones.

 

Other great natural options (which are highly recommended) are plantar fasciitis splints and/or plantar fasciitis wraps, which are specifically designed for this problem. The wrap can be worn during the day for pain relief and also give support needed for healing. The splint is intended for night use and provides compression, which allows for improved circulation and reduction of any swelling that might be present.

 

Gentle stretching and flexing of the foot (feet) can also be considered, and even for the calf muscles too, to keep them from being tight – remember, one of the root causes of the problem can be your calves. **Be cautious with exercise though if you have a more advanced case, since you may already have some tears that will be easily worsened by this motion!**

Wearing a foot brace for plantar fasciitis at night will also help. This will hold your foot at a 90 degree angle, and thereby give it a good and comfortable stretch.

Here is an article that speaks more to this point.


What About Your Experience?

If you have something additional to offer that I didn’t mention about foot braces for plantar fasciitis, please leave your comment below, or similarly, if you have a question. I will be happy to reply to you promptly.

I hope your plantar fasciitis is resolved quickly, and you are back out on the dance floor asap 😉

All the best,

Tom

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Disclaimer: I am trained in a holistic modality, but not as a doctor, so this post or website should not be taken as medical advice. Please do your own research. Material on this blog is the result of either my own experience or research, and is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to your specific situation, and is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical care or advice.

Please use discernment in the consideration of purchasing any type of health related products via the internet. Educating yourself prior to buying is always suggested and recommended.

Comments

Shakeel Nordien

I know a lot of people in my life that has this condition and they just have the knowledge that their doctor gave them; other than that, they can check on Google and type in “plantar fasciitis”; more often than not you will get insufficient information, I really admire how you start with the cause of the plantar fasciitis, instead of only stating what it is; points for uniqueness definitely, and that’s a good thing. Then followed by how an individual will know if they have it, and then promoting the product, asking how the foot brace will help in this, which I think is natural and well written. Very informative and a great post. Well Done! 😀 

Jul 28.2019 | 04:41 pm

    Tom Hein

    Thank you Shakeel for your comments – much appreciated!

    You have pointed out the very purpose of my website in general – to give as much information as possible (without going into great technical detail) so people can make informed choices for their health care and well-being.

    As you know, there is a whole host of information available to us via the web. This can be confusing and overwhelming to some of us. I intend to be concise and thorough in order to make this a one “stop shop” for information and products that truly will help. 

    All the best my friend,

    Tom

    Jul 28.2019 | 04:53 pm

Samm

Hi Tom
Thanks a lot for this post about foot brace for Plantar Fasciitis pain.
My father has plantar fasciitis since a few months ago. He always said that it is painful every time he walks. Even though his therapist always said that walking is the best exercise for him.
I’m going to suggest this foot brace to him and see if it resolve his problem.
Thanks a lot for sharing this post. I will definitely come back here for reference.

Regards
Samm

Jul 28.2019 | 04:49 pm

    Tom Hein

    Thank you Samm for the referral. 

    I have had plantar fasciitis pain briefly many years ago, and even that short time was very uncomfortable, It’s very limiting in how well and how much you can move about. So I’m sorry to hear your father is going through this.

    If your father buys this brace, I hope you or he stops back and gives us feedback on how well it performed for him. It always best to get firsthand comments on what works or what doesn’t work. 

    Thank you for sharing Samm, and all the best!

    Tom

    Jul 28.2019 | 05:15 pm

Antonio

Hi Tom

I personally do not suffer with the condition but know people who have. They all say it is an unpleasant condition that makes any long period difficult. I will pass this article to my friends who will gain much insight and hopefully pain relief. These braces look idea. Do they have to be custom made or can be bought and adjusted to each individual foot?

Do you have to wear it all the time and for how many days or weeks? I think with muscle strengthening exercises the braces will be idea.

Thanks for the article.

Antonio

Jul 28.2019 | 04:49 pm

    Tom Hein

    Thank you Antonio for your comments and questions. 

    The one that I recommend, does not have to be custom made. It can be adjusted to form around each unique foot shape. Have a Look HERE

    The “Everyday Medical” Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint Brace is specially designed and meant to be worn at night, while the foot is completely resting (the best time to heal). 

    As to how long it needs to be worn – that has no definitive answer, as each person’s situation will be different….. how long the condition has been present – how well they can also rest it during the daytime hours – etc. 

    Gentle stretching and gentle exercises will also help to speed up the healing time. 

    If you ever find yourself in need of a plantar fasciitis foot brace, I hope you will stop back here to order yours!

    All the best,

    Tom

    Jul 28.2019 | 05:10 pm

AmDetermined

Hi, your post about Plantar Fasciitis pain is very  educating, your post made me.to know the name.of the pain and what caused it, you also helped with the solution.

anything pertaining yo health I don’t joke with it I know this is very helpful post am going to share your post on my social media for my friend to also learn from it.

Jul 28.2019 | 04:52 pm

    Tom Hein

    Thank you so much for your comments!

    It’s always good to help spread quality information to all who may benefit from it, and I appreciate your offer to help with getting my info into the hands of more people. 

    Targeting only part of the story, regardless of what it is, doesn’t completely help anyone. I try to give the whole picture i.e.; cause, solution, and prevention –  as this is the only way to truly help those in pain. 

    All the best,

    Tom

    Jul 28.2019 | 04:58 pm

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