At SoleFit, we see quite a few cases of plantar fasciitis coming through our clinic! A simple ‘Dr.Google’ search is filled with horror stories of people who have been suffering with this condition for months or even years. The good news is that plantar fasciitis can be a relatively straight forward condition to deal with and as always, catching it early is key. Not to worry though if you’ve been suffering with it for awhile, the same tips apply and it can just take a bit longer to clear up completely.
The good news is that plantar fasciitis can be a relatively straight forward condition to deal with…
Here are a few tips that we recommend to help deal with this painful foot condition;
When suffering from plantar fasciitis, it’s a great time to go visit your favourite allied health care professional to have your legs loosened up. Not only can it relieve pressure from tight muscles pulling on the plantar fascia, it can also ‘hit the reset button’ and undo any tight spots that have developed due to compensation.
Off-the-shelf and custom arch supports can help provide relief for and speed up healing of plantar fasciitis. A few great OTS arch supports available so make sure if you’re getting custom made, that they are truly custom (ensures a better arch profile and subsequent unloading of trouble spot)!
Foot strengthening can be an integral part of healing from a lingering case of plantar fasciitis or preventing it from re-occuring. We tend to recommend going easy on the strength work early on in the acute phase of plantar fasciitis as we find it can often re-irritate the sore spot.