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My Experience with Heel Pain - Planter Fasciitis

I am suffering from Planter Fasciitis - Heel Pain in my right feet for the past 3-4 wks. I feel pain at the following time

1. When I wake up

2. When I run long distances, the pain is very acute

3. When I am sitting and I have not moved for hrs.4. Some time when I am driving my car.

This has evoked to research about the pain and find out measure to solve it.

The Devil:

The doctor name of the pain is Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole (bottom surface) of the foot. Another common term for the affliction is "policeman's heel". It is commonly associated with long periods of weight bearing. Among non-athletic populations, it is associated with a high body mass index.[4]The pain is usually felt on the underside of the heel and is often most intense with the first steps of the day. A symptom commonly recognized among sufferers of plantar fasciitis is an increased probability of knee pains, especially among runners.

The Treatment

Treatment options for plantar fasciitis include

1. Resting as much as possible for at least a week

2. Stretching,

3. Weight loss,

4. Motion control running shoes,

5. Heat therapy

6. Apply ice to the painful area. Do this at least twice a day for 10 - 15 minutes, more often in the first couple of days.

7. Try wearing a heel cup, felt pads in the heel area, or shoe inserts.

8. Anti-inflammatory medications, Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) to reduce pain and inflammation. Please use them after consultation with your doctor.

9. Also, in some cases, massaging of the inflamed location serves as a temporary relief.

I have treated myself with:

- Rest (just running 2 KM a day as against 6 KM a day),

- Applying ice for 10-15 mins

- Heel cup by Dr Scholl.

- Stretching exercises

All cumulative is serving well and I feeling easy now.

You tube film explains Planter fasciitis & the treatments to get relief.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRpeiRLPUDw

- By XercizE




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