3 Common Mistakes In Treating Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Fasciitis is a common problem that affects the foot, heel, or bottom of your foot. The plantar fascia is a tough, fibrous tissue that supports the arch of the foot. It connects to your heel and extends into your toes. The pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis can be sharp or dull, but it typically gets worse with walking or running because it puts pressure on the area.

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the tissue in your feet that affects roughly two million people in America. Many think it just happens to be a heel problem, but anyone can get this painful condition and there are many symptoms including morning stiffness and pain after long periods on your feet!

While certain lifestyles, such as those that put individuals on their feet for long periods of time like factory employees and teachers might increase a person’s risk of developing plantar fasciitis, anybody can get it. Your likelihood goes up if you’re flat-footed, overweight, or over 40 with regards to age; because our feet are so important – any discomfort must be treated quickly but precisely! 

Many people neglect symptoms which leads them down poor remedies until things only become worse than before. When you feel the pain that doesn’t go away or suspect you might be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, then think about the following:

  • If your feet hurt, the last thing you need is poor remedies
  • Get relief from plantar fasciitis promptly and precisely
  • Get on top of symptoms before it’s too late.
  • Make sure your shoes are in good shape to reduce discomfort.

There are three common mistakes people make when treating Plantar Fasciitis:

1.Use Of Over-The-Counter Remedies

For diseases like plantar fasciitis, over-the-counter treatments seldom give more than brief relief. Over-the-counter insoles are notorious for providing poor foot support and often only provide temporary comfort that does not cure your condition. Other products such as wraps and tape may help you feel better in the short term but these items should never replace an orthotic that has been carefully tailored to fit each individual’s needs – they’re meant to be used alongside them! Working with a specialist can help ensure that everyone receives personalized care.

2. Self-Treatment and Self-Diagnosis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that many people suffer from. As patients diagnose themselves on the internet, they often try to treat it with creams and other self-prescribed remedies which are not only ineffective but potentially dangerous as well due to side effects like blistering or infection!

The best way for an individual suffering from plantar fascia pain would be to consult an expert medical professional such chiropractor who will have access to treatments specifically designed just for them – saving both time and money. Self-treatment and self-diagnosis make individuals devise their own treatment regimens which are often unsuccessful and dangerous.

3. Sufferers Often Ignore Pain And Discomfort

Chronic pain is often ignored until it becomes severe or even dangerous. This can be because the discomfort of aching feet and lower backaches are common to all our lifestyles, so we tend not to pay attention when these pains first start happening if they’re mild at the onset.

Ignoring a problem like plantar fasciitis can result in more pain and discomfort, which can have a detrimental influence on your everyday life. In addition, neglecting plantar fasciitis instead of addressing it can cause pain in other parts of your body, including your ankles, knees, hips, and lower back.

If you are someone who is struggling with plantar fasciitis, it’s important to know that there are many ways in which the condition can be treated. However, too often people make a few simple mistakes when treating their pain and wind up making things worse. Don’t risk further injury from these common mistakes – call us today so we can help you get started on treatment.

Remember, The 3 Arches of Your Feet Still Need Support!

Maybe you have already felt the first symptoms of balance disorders or you want to prevent them from appearing in the first place. Consider getting a foot orthotic device or simply take care of your feet. Start by washing them thoroughly with a gentle soap whenever you take a shower. Being a very complex support system, your feet are your first line of defense against balance-related issues, since their arches provide you with the stability you need in your daily life. It’s time to put your foot down and push back against balance issues. With both feet on the ground, dedicate yourself to keeping them comfortable and healthy. Give us a call and we will scan your feet to make you custom orthotic inserts.

The Shoe Doctor has specialized in providing custom orthotics for 20 years. The right orthotic insoles can greatly reduce foot, knee, and hip pain while increasing performance and comfort. Russell at The Shoe Doctor will help educate and assist you in finding the perfect solution for your particular situation. We will create a 3D map of your feet and make custom orthotics for your hiking boots, everyday shoes, and everything else in between. These orthotics, along with our expert advice, will get you using orthotics like a pro, and have you performing at the peak of your abilities in no time!  If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, give The Shoe Doctor a call to get the best custom orthotics in the area! We are here to assist you, schedule your free consultation here!


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