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4 Critical Mistakes Often Made by People Who Have Plantar Fasciitis Pain

 

You can help your patients get relief of plantar fasciitis faster and decrease the risk of developing a scar-like tissue condition or tear by informing them not to make these mistakes.

 

  1. Waiting too long to see a Podiatrist.

The main reason people suffer with plantar fasciitis for so long is, they think it’ll eventually go away with simple ‘home remedies.’ There is a big risk of developing scar-like tissue the longer the pain exists. Beware of this if you’ve had the condition for more than three months.

 

  1. Thinking a new pair of shoes is the answer.

We wish it was that easy. A new pair of shoes might feel good for a short time but they won’t stop the pain of plantar fasciitis. The best kinds of shoe for this condition have a heel that is firm and raised, and a good arch support.

 

  1. Purchasing a heel cushion or arch support.

It seems to make logical sense that a heel cushion or support should help relieve heel pain. Unfortunately, it almost never does. The problem isn’t the lack of cushion in our heels, it’s an unusual strain the plantar fascia ligament is undergoing with every step.

 

  1. Continuing to jog or power-walk.

Even though it might not feel terrible to do these activities, there’s greater danger of making the condition worse. The plantar fascia can even tear. Any kind of jarring is bad for inflammation. The better options are biking, swimming or using an elliptical. Once the condition is cured, you’ll eventually be able to get back to jogging or power-walking.

 

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