Medical Supplies for Plantar Fasciitis
If you know what plantar fasciitis is, very likely you flinched when you read the title of this article. If that happened, chances are that you have experienced from severe heel pain at some point of your life and you had this annoying and painful sensation running from your heels, and it is particularly intense when getting up from bed or from being seated. If you are currently experiencing this type of discomfort, here you will find an explanation of what you are going through and ways that you can soothe the pain with some changes in your every day habits and the aid of some medical supplies.
What is going on? Why am I hurting?
The intensity of the pain experienced because of plantar fasciitis can vary and it is different from one person to the next, but in general the symptoms are the same. Please be advised that if you are going through any of the below listed symptoms, we recommend that you contact your doctor for an examination. These symptoms are:
· Feeling intense pain after a couple of steps after waking up
· A throbbing and intense pain at the bottom of your foot near the heel area
· Increased pain and discomfort when getting up from being seated
· Intense pain after long periods of standing.
· Your plantar fascia (the tissue that connects your heel with your toes), becomes irritated, weak or even swollen.
I got all those, why is this happening to me?
There are several different factors that can be the cause of this situation. If you are between the ages of 40 and 60, you are in high risk of developing this condition. Also, runners, ballet dancers and other athletes are at risk of developing this condition as well because they put their feet under a lo of stress.
I am neither of those things, what could have caused this?
Unfortunately, people with a flat foot or with other types of foot structures, such as high arch, are at high risk of developing this condition. People, who are overweight, also place a lot of pressure on their feet and become at risk of developing plantar fasciitis. Finally, if you are standing up during the day for prolonged periods of time you can develop this condition.
How can plantar fasciitis be prevented?
Taking breaks often, reducing the impact you are putting on your feet are definitely ways to prevent this condition from developing. Also wearing comfortable shoes and kicking your feet up when resting also helps a lot.
If I already have plantar fasciitis what can I do?
First consult with your doctor for ways to alleviate the pain, through medicine or other pain management therapies. Also, there are several medical supplies that can help you alleviate the pain and let you continue leading a normal life.
Perhaps the simplest item that can make you feel better tenfold will be getting some heel support that will help you lead your life with considerably less pain. Some Achilles heel pads can be of help, but it is recommended that you consult with your doctor first. Finally, in order to help deal with the pain, there are some pain management medical supplies that can help you stop the acute and chronic pain experienced due to plantar fasciitis. Electrotherapy and Cryotherapy are both viable options that can help even the most intense cases of pain. If you have any questions regarding this condition your doctor will be able to clear some doubts and help you get you step back… quite literally.