From the footbath in hot water to the special sneakers for plantars fasciitis, these are the five remedies suggested by experts to solve plantar fasciitis.
Due to the fashion of wearing satin-ground shoes, in Italy the cases of plantar fasciitis have increased exponentially in recent years. But plantar fasciitis is not a problem that affects women who are fond of low shoes, on the contrary: men are also affected by this painful disabling problem.
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the muscular fascia that covers the sole of the foot and manifests itself with an intense pain in the heel. In its most acute manifestations, plantar fasciitis prevents the patient from walking, or even just resting the sole of the foot on the ground without feeling a strong pain.
Doctors advise never to underestimate the pains of the sole of the foot, and advice to undergo a specialist examination as soon as you feel the first symptoms typical of fasciitis, among which the main symptom is the pain in the heel. Continuing with the reading, you can find the five expert solutions to treat and prevent plantar fasciitis:
1. Absolute rest
Absolute rest is a panacea when it comes to plantar fasciitis. In fact, fasciitis often occurs when the person spends too many hours standing, or when he lifts excessive loads for too long a number of hours. Healthy rest (lying comfortably in bed or on the sofa) is very important to heal faster from fasciitis.
2. Hot foot baths
Hot water foot baths do not solve the problem upstream, but they are certainly of great help when it comes to relieving acute pain. Warm foot baths (better when they are enriched with relaxing salts) accelerate the healing process, allowing contracted muscle groups to relax and detoxify.
3. Specific insoles
When suffering from plantar fasciitis, it is necessary to wear specific insoles to solve the problem. Normal insoles are not recommended as they are too low and too poorly padded. Basically, they do not support the foot and do not cushion the steps (on Amazon you can find medical insoles that have already helped many people).
If you have the opportunity to spend a little more money, a few sessions with the physiotherapist would be really useful to shorten the convalescence time. Experts strongly advise against being touched by amateur masseurs, such as relatives, family or friends, as they could make the situation worse.
5. Surgical treatment
If the plantar fasciitis proves to be too acute and persistent, one solution could be to undergo surgery. To resolve plantar fasciitis, they are now performed on the agenda in just 10-15 minutes, and involve a very short course of operation. However, surgery always remains the last resort.