Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Unfortunately, because plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament, most doctors will prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) as a first treatment to reduce inflammation in the ligament.

While these drugs may ease the pain, they do not treat the cause of the inflammation.

Physical therapists often recommend stretching exercises for the Achilles tendon and night splints that can stretch the calf and the arch of the foot.

These treatments also relieve pain temporarily, but seldom treat the cause of the inflammation.

Steroid injections risk weakening the plantar fascia ligament, and surgery has risks and complications.

The best, first line treatment for plantar fasciitis is neuromuscular massage to loosen tight calf muscles that put strain on the plantar fasciia. This treatment has very little risk, and huge rewards as it often stops the pain for good.

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Try to Average 10,000 Steps per Day

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise and it doesn’t require any special equipment, just a willingness to get up and go.

If you haven’t walked in awhile, go until you feel the first signs of fatigue and turn around.
Go a bit farther each day afterward. If you can walk just everyday for 30 days, you will have developed a habit of walking.

A pedometer will measure the distance you walk and count the number of steps you take each day. Aim for 100 more tomorrow than you took today until you can regularly take 10,000 steps a day.

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Every Now and Again, Double Up Your Workouts

A few random times during the month, do two 10-minute workouts. Shaking up your workout schedule will shake up the routine.

For your second workout of the day, pick something easier than your regular workout but fun.

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