How To Get Natural Relief From Plantar Fasciitis

How To Get Natural Relief From Plantar Fasciitis

July 31, 2023

Are you currently suffering from plantar fasciitis? If so, you know just how painful it can be!

It’s not only uncomfortable to walk and stand on a daily basis—it can also impede your ability to properly exercise or stay active.

But there is some good news: You don’t have to endure the pain of plantar fasciitis forever!

There are natural remedies available that can help provide relief from plantar fasciitis. In this blog post, we will discuss in detail some of the most effective solutions for natural relief from plantar fasciitis.

We’ll cover everything from stretching exercises to footwear choices that may help reduce symptoms.

Stretch Out!

Stretching your feet can provide tremendous relief from plantar fasciitis, a painful condition that can cause stabbing pains in the heel and underside of your feet when you put weight on them.

By stretching your feet regularly throughout the day, you can increase blood flow and reduce tension in the affected area, ultimately facilitating healing.

Two great exercises for stretching your feet with plantar fasciitis are calf stretches and toe curls. To perform calf stretches, begin by standing with your arms extended out from your sides. Then, step back with one foot and press the heel of your other foot into the ground, feeling the stretch in your calf. Repeat on both sides.

For toe curls, simply place a towel on the floor and use your toes to scrunch it up, then relax and repeat.

These exercises, along with other stretching techniques, can go a long way in reducing the pain and discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis.

Gentle Heat

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to have a relaxing soak in the tub and some me time, this is it!

A warm bath could be just the thing to give you some relief from plantar fasciitis. Warm water helps to increase blood flow to your feet which can help to alleviate pain associated with plantar fasciitis.

Additionally, warm water can help to loosen tight muscles and tissues in the feet, providing a soothing sensation that can further reduce pain and discomfort.

By taking a warm bath regularly, you can enjoy the benefits of natural pain relief without turning to medication or invasive treatments.

Wear Comfortable But Supportive Footwear

Wearing supportive and comfortable footwear is paramount to maintaining mobility and finding relief from plantar fasciitis symptoms.

Supportive footwear refers to shoes designed to provide stability and structure to your feet, particularly in the heel and arch areas. Comfortable footwear includes features like cushioning, soft fabrics, and a proper fit to reduce stress on your feet and improve overall comfort.

When combined, these properties offer much-needed relief from plantar fasciitis by absorbing shock, ensuring proper alignment, and reducing pressure on your foot’s tendons.

Wearing supportive and comfortable footwear allows you to go about your daily activities with ease reducing the debilitating effects of this common condition.

Maintain Some Physical Activity

If you’re dealing with plantar fasciitis, the idea of physical activity may seem daunting.

However, reducing your activity levels completely may not be the best course of action. In fact, maintaining some low-impact exercises can actually help reduce the pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

For example, swimming and cycling can be great options as they don’t put as much pressure on your feet. Other low-impact exercises include yoga, Pilates and water aerobics.

By continuing to stay active, you’ll increase blood flow and help provide your feet with the necessary nutrients and oxygen for healing.

In addition, you’ll also release feel-good endorphins that can help provide relief from plantar fasciitis.

So, don’t let plantar fasciitis keep you from staying active. Look for low-impact exercises that work for you and start incorporating them into your daily routine.

Seek Help From A Physical Therapist Like Us!

We speak to so many patients who ignore little aches and pains and think they’ll go away, but weeks, months, or sometimes YEARS later they only turn into bigger problems with bigger consequences.

We’re here to tell you that it’s okay to ask for help when you’re in pain to look toward a brighter, pain-free future.

So throughout July, we’re offering a free plantar fasciitis assessment to anyone who has been struggling with aches in their feet or pain when they walk. No matter how small the pain, we want to hear about it before it gets worse!

During your free plantar fasciitis assessment, you will be able to talk 1 to 1 with a chronic pain specialist and ask any questions you may have, and receive reassuring answers so you can be confident about your next steps to becoming pain-free and be able to enjoy your favorite hobbies once again.

You can arrange your free plantar fasciitis assessment by filling in our simple web form or giving our Bradenton clinic a call at (941) 226-2605.

Other Free Resources For Chronic Pain

Read Our Blog – The Connection Between Neck Pain And Plantar Fasciitis

Read Our Blog – Take Control Of Your Chronic Pain With Total Body Stretch Therapy

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