If you have been running for any period of time you have probably experienced plantar fasciitis, or know of someone who has. Unfortunately, it is very painful and can keep you from running successfully.
Wait a Minute, What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fascia is a band that runs from your heal to the ball of your foot. When your foot is moved the wrong way, the plantar fascia could become strained and tear, causing swelling and pain. You could get plantar fasciitis due to increasing mileage too fast, having poor shoes, running barefoot, or a variety of other things.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatments
Before running off to your doctor for medicine, injections, or steroids, there are some things you should consider trying for better arch support, including:
- Good Specialty Running or Walking Shoes
- Specialty Athletic Insoles
- Feetures Plantar Fasciitis Sleeve
- Strassburg Sock (keeps your foot in a good position while sleeping)
- KT Kinesio Tape
Hopefully you don’t experience plantar fasciitis anytime soon, and having good shoes and arch support will help to prevent it. However, if the inside of your foot is beginning to hurt near the heal, take it easy and try some of the methods above to ensure you have some better arch support, and if that doesn’t work then it may be best to visit your doctor.