Sometimes when your body puts too much stress on your feet, it results in Plantar Fasciitis. What happens is the thin layer of tissue that protects other tissues and parts of your feet gets damaged.
Plantar Fasciitis can come from too much standing, perhaps you are a waitress, from excessive sport or running, and can also be genetic.
What are the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
It starts off with an overwhelming pain. Your feet may throb, sting or feel like they are being stabbed with a million needles. Getting up in the morning and putting your feet down on the ground is terribly painful. The pain can lessen in the day but there are times when the pain is constant.
It is terribly painful. The entire foot can be affected but the middle section of the feet seem to bear the brunt. Heels are incredibly sore too.
How long does it last
Plantar Fasciitis can go on for a long time. When you feel the symptoms you need to deal with them immediately. If they go on for a long time, consult a doctor or specialist soon.
Who gets Plantar Fasciitis
This is a condition that is caused by excessive use of the feet or legs. Waiters or waitresses are common sufferers. People from any profession that causes long hours of standing can get Plantar Fasciitis. Runners and soccer players are prone to the condition. People who are overweight are also prone to the disease as their bodies carry too much weight and get stressed by it.
How can Plantar Fasciitis be treated naturally?
- If you are overweight, lose weight.
- Rest your feet.
- Keep them in an elevated position.
Apply an icepack. There is a term called R.I.C.E, which stands for Rest Ice Pack Compression and Elevation. Get an ice pack from the freezer. Frozen peas will work just as well. Wrap in a small towel, lie down with your feet raised on a pillow and apply the pack to the bottom of your feet.
Add zinc to your diet as this is a good mineral for regenerating damaged tissue.
Rest is the ultimate cure. Look after your body, rest it, keep it at an optimum weight and try and be strict about the amount of time you spend standing. Rest in between, even if just ten minutes every hour.
There is a guide to Plantar Fasciitis written by Jeremy Roberts. This book will give you step by step action on how to repair the tissue and get rid of the pain.