Healing Plantar Fasciitis Without Surgery

March 26, 2018; by Briana McDonald-Staff Writer, Silver Bulletin (UtopiaSilver.com) Plantar Fasciitis is a painful type of heel injury that is caused by inflammation of the thick fascia tissues of the heels. It is very common for athletes to acquire this type of injury as it’s usually triggered from over exercise or working out with poor form. It can affect one heel at a time or both at the same time but usually occurs first in the dominate foot. Here we will discuss some natural treatment options that can get you literally back on your feet, pain free often within a weeks time. Healing plantar fasciitis without surgery is often possible with these natural treatments listed below.

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Repetitive stretching and tearing can cause the plantar fascia to become irritated or inflamed. If your calf muscles are tight it may also contribute to the problem as they limit your ability to flex your ankles. Other common causes include:

  • regularly indulging in activities that put a lot of stress on your heels
  • faulty foot mechanics
  • obesity
  • jobs that keep you on your feet for long hours
  • wearing shoes with poor arch support or soft soles

Symptoms of plantar fasciitis:

  • heel pain and inflammation
  • pain in the foot arch
  • difficulty walking or standing
  • limping
  • acute pain after brief weight-bearing activities
  • stiffness in the heel after long periods of inactivity (1)

There are 4 secrets to naturally healing plantar fasciitis.

1. Doing deep tissue work on the area: You can hire a massage therapist or, the cheapest way is to get a tennis ball or a baseball at home or even a rolling pin and roll your foot over your arch and heel to stretch out the tendon and break up the scar tissue. Do this for two minutes at a time, two to three times a day working your way up to five minutes.

2. Stretching: use a set of stairs or something you can prop your foot against like a block to really stretch the area of your foot that is causing the pain and inflammation.

3. Nutritional foods and Supplements: certain key nutrients can be used to help relax the tendon and reduce inflammation in the fascia, those nutrients are:

  • Magnesium: consume at least 500mg a day right before bed
  • Vitamin B5: shown to help relax the muscle and heal the plantar tendon
  • Omega-3’s: help to dramatically reduce inflammation
  • Vitamin C: helps with the absorption of vitamin B5 and also helps to reduce inflammation in the body and fight free radical damage and repair DNA

*be sure to consume anti-inflammatory foods as they will aid in the healing process and shorten your recovery time (2)

4.Strengthening the Muscles of your feet (and wearing the right type of shoe for your foot): Our bodies are naturally designed to be moving barefoot, today our shoes make our feet compensate and use only certain muscles so inevitably most of our muscles in our feet get weak over time. Switching to barefoot shoes will help to strengthen your plantar tendon and also your calf muscles. When you first begin to wear barefoot shoes, ease into the time that you spend in them like 1 hour per day and work your way up as there are many muscles in your feet that are probably not used to being worked and can become quickly exhausted.

Applying ice to the area is always a good measure as it will help to reduce swelling and inflammation, you can do this a couple of times a day for 10 to 15 minutes to help with the pain and be sure to rest your feet. (3) Use these four natural treatment methods and heal plantar fasciitis in just one week!

Sources:

  1. https://www.top10homeremedies.com/home-remedies/home-remedies-plantar-fasciitis.html
  2. https://draxe.com/plantar-fasciitis/
  3. https://www.curejoy.com/content/how-to-cure-plantar-fasciitis-naturally/

Briana MacDonald- Natural Health Writer


Briana McDonald-natural health writer is a Staff Writer of the Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine (Utopia Silver Supplements). She does website ad designing for the company as well as free-lance health article writing.
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