Plantar fasciitis is the technical term for an injury to the plantar fascia ligament and is the most common cause of heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis occurs when the ligament (the plantar fascia) that runs through the arch of the foot becomes inflamed due to injury, overuse or wearing unsupportive shoes. Common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include: pain in the heel or arch of the foot, pain when you first get out of bed in the morning, and/or after sitting, and burning or throbbing in the foot at night. Plantar fasciitis can become so painful that it causes pain with every step and if left untreated – not even able to walk.
3 Tips to Stop Your Heel Pain:
Stretch – Stretch your calf muscles regularly to prevent “tight” leg muscles that increase your risk of developing plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. If you have heel pain NOW then start gentle calf stretching exercises 3 times a day. When the muscles in your calf are tight they pull on the heel bone tightening the plantar fascia.
Plantar Fascia Sleeve – A plantar fascia compression sleeve is one of the newer gadgets on the market to relieve heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis, swelling, heel spurs and arch pain. This medical grade sleeve has graduated compression to help support the plantar fascia and arch area. It’s like giving the arch of your foot a good hug!
Insoles and Over the Counter Orthotics – An insole that fits into your shoe can help support the arch of the foot and relieve the strain on the plantar fascia ligament. Doctor recommended arch supports, shoe insoles, running insoles, OTC orthotics are a good start at supporting the arch and therefore relieving the plantar fasciitis heel pain.
But don’t buy just any insole or arch support! Shop at a running store or foot specialty store such as Foot Traffik, where they are more knowledgeable and are more likely to help you find what is best for you, not just sell you any item.
Custom foot orthotics (made from a podiatrist) can also support the foot and arch to alleviate plantar fasciitis symptoms.
If your foot pain is not improving or you are unable to bear weight on your foot, call a foot specialist (podiatrist) immediately.
The above tips can help reduce the pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia. However, the best way to alleviate plantar fasciitis is to seek immediate treatment from a qualified podiatrist.
Get help for your heel pain at Sol Foot and Ankle Centers – Long Beach’s trusted podiatry center. Call Today (562) 433-0478.
For More information about products to help relieve tired achy feet contact our “Good For your Feet” professionals at Foot Traffik in Long Beach, CA (562) 753-5279.
Read about Foot Traffik in the Long Beach Grunion Gazette Business Beat!
Step Into Traffik by Ashleigh Ruhl
A new shoe store, Foot Traffik, is hosting a grand opening party from 2 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 25, at 302 Cherry Ave.
Stop by for appetizers, drinks and giveaways — as well as discounted merchandise — at Long Beach’s new specialty store dedicated to relieving foot pain. Also during the grand opening, the authors of “Run Sol,” a running book, will be signing copies of their new book.
Foot Traffik specializes in podiatrist-recommended products that can help relieve pain from nail problems, bunions, heel and arch pain, shin splints and other issues.
For more details, visit foottraffiklb.com or call (562) 753-5279.
Featured in Grunion Gazette Oct. 21, 2014 by Ashleigh Ruhl
Announcing Grand Opening of Foot TraffiK
New Foot & Specialty Store
October 10, 2014: People in Long Beach, CA and surrounding areas just got more comfortable feet. Dr. Richard Graves and the team at Sol Foot & Ankle Centers announce the opening of their foot pain-relief specialty store, Foot Traffik.
This new specialty store is located at 302 Cherry Avenue and promises to provide solutions to foot problems for residents and visitors of the Long Beach community. Foot Traffik will carry a focused line of work, diabetic and athletic shoes as well as sandals, slippers, socks, insoles and selected foot care products and remedies. Everything in the store is podiatrist approved, which means your feet can finally feel the relief they’ve been longing for.
But Foot Traffik is more than just merchandise. They have highly trained and passionate staff with more than 100 years of combined experience in the foot care, shoe and podiatry industries. If you have foot problems and are trying to avoid a doctor’s visit, then Foot Traffik is your one-stop-shop, because if the world’s top foot care products aren’t enough and you need to see a doctor, we can arrange that also.
For more information about the store, common foot problems and products, check out their website or call them at (562) 753-5279 or visit them on the corner of 3rd and Cherry.