Heel that Pain

Heel that Pain

It might feel like you’ve woken up on the wrong side of the bed if as soon as you step out, you feel a sharp pain in your heel. The plantar fascia is a tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot connecting your heel to your toes. When it becomes inflamed, it can cause a stabbing pain in your heel when you walk,known as plantar fasciitis.

 

Causes

One of the main causes is simply from the structure of your feet. If your feet are too flat, or too arched, you are more susceptible to experiencing heel pain from the increased strain. Maybe you’ve picked up the pace with your running? This is a common runner’s injury and is difficult to heal without giving up the exercise altogether. If you have a profession where you stand most the day, or if you suffer from obesity, they can both contribute to an inflamed plantar fascia. Age can also be a cause of the discomfort, with adults between the ages of 40 and 60 experiencing the most pain.

 Treatment

Calf and foot stretching are also a great way to treat the plantar tissue. Stretching of the muscle and releasing tension can help to reduce inflammation and ease the pain. Stretching is an important habit to develop before and after you have a long day ahead on your feet.  

The more severe cases that don’t seem to be getting any better at home, might require more medical attention. Your doctor may prescribe you custom orthotics, or special insoles, to give extra support to the arches in your feet. Shockwave therapy and corticosteroid injections are also known to help alleviate pain. Physical therapy, or even foot surgery may be required if you can’t heal at home on your own.

 

The Nufabrx Solution

If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis due to overworking and strain, chances are you don’t have the luxury or patience to scale back the time on your feet.  Supportive shoes and socks can work wonders for providing extra support on your overworked heels. Icing of the feet and pain reliever pills or creams can also can help with inflammation after you are experiencing pain. There are many brands of plantar fasciitis compression socks out there that provide extra support to your plantar muscle by applying pressure and reducing swelling. Nufabrx combines an awesome compression sock with anti-inflammatory medication so that they can be worn as a preventative measure or used as treatment. Our capsaicin-infused plantar fasciitis socks can give your heel the healing it deserves.