How Can I Stop My Feet From Aching?
- Posted on: Nov 15 2018
Now that winter is truly on our doorstep, it’s worth doing a mental check-up on our health. Do you feel pretty good? Do cooler mornings strike a little fear in your heart? We can’t blame you. Our muscles more easily tighten up when they’re not moving during cooler months, and barometric pressure can cause an inflammatory response in the joints that causes mysterious aches. Especially around the knees or body parts that have been injured before, winter can cause unwelcome aches. But that pain in the bottoms your feet may not be related to winter cold at all. In fact, you may be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, a common ailment that can be easily treated. Keep reading to learn about Plantar Fasciitis, and what we can do to help you heal.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
There are tissues that stretch from the heel to the toes, which help support the muscles and arch of the foot, that are affected by Plantar Fasciitis. This condition occurs when the tissues are overly stretched. The tension can cause tiny tears to form in the tissue, which then leads to inflammation and pain.
Who suffers from Plantar Fasciitis?
Though men and women alike can suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, women generally have a higher risk of developing Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is also linked to:
- People who wear high heels often
- People who wear shoes that have worn thin
- Those who have flat feet or high arches
- Those who have tight Achilles Heels
- Those who have an abnormal walk or foot position
How Can I Treat Plantar Fasciitis?
Sometimes, Plantar Fasciitis can resolve itself on its own if you’re able to rest and let yourself heal. For many of us, slowing down isn’t really an option right now! For those people, there are many options to help support recovery from painful Plantar Fasciitis.
Surgery, steroid injections, or use of medication to reduce inflammation are all options. We recommend Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to help support healing of damaged tissues such as those affected by Plantar Fasciitis. PRP can be used in a myriad of health treatments, and is praised for its amazing healing-supporting abilities.
If you’re interested in trying out PRP treatments, give us a call at (508) 363-6363 to schedule a consultation today.
Posted in: General Orthopedic