If you’ve ever dealt with foot pain or heel pain, chances are high that you have had a case of plantar fasciitis.
It is an absolute punish.
I’ve had it twice over the years.
The last episode a couple of years ago took me a while to get on top of.
But if you’re not sure what it is, but are dealing with heel pain or foot pain, this might help you today.
Usually it’s pretty easy to diagnose.
If you wake up first thing in the morning and your first steps are agony and it feels like you’re walking on broken glass, chances are that you have it.
Same goes if you’ve been seated for a while – like after a car trip and get up and put weight on your foot.
Those first steps are usually a diagnosis that people smarter than me can give you.
It’s not all bad news though.
It is curable.
You just have to get on top of it.
There’s two articles I shared at the bottom of this message that may help you.
The first one raised something I hadn’t heard of before in regards to this treatment – shockwave therapy.
Last time around I used a combination of acupuncture and stretching (the 2 minute stretch in the ps is a massive help).
I was also tipped off onto a type of footwear called Oofos. They don’t look pretty, and are basically thongs or sandals that have a thick supportive sole.
Wearing these around the house as slippers as such helped take away that walking barefoot pain which was always way worse.
Also making sure you have the right pair of shoes for your foot type is essential.
I think this is how I got the last case.
The pair of shoes I ordered which I thought were the right type for my foot, turned out not to be.
So double check your shoe is for your foot type – and if you haven’t had a biomechanical analysis of your gait, get one done at a running shop.
Hopefully you found this helpful if you are struggling with foot pain.
Definitely check the two articles below if you need a bit of extra assistance.
And if you have ever had a case, let me know what worked for you.
PS – if you want to read the article in full, you can read it here
And the 2 minute stretch that I still do after my walks is in this article here
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