Why Does The Bottom Of My Foot Hurt?
If the bottom of your foot has been hurting you, most likely you have Plantar Fasciitis.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is an overuse syndrome that causes painful inflammation of the band of fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot called the plantar fascia.
If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated. This is what causes your heel or the bottom of your foot to hurt when you stand or walk. Plantar fasciitis is very common in middle-aged people and seen more often in people who are overweight or very physically active.
The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain beneath the heel and sole of the foot. But, the pain can be felt anywhere along the underside of the feet. The pain is usually worst when initially stepping onto your feet, particularly when first getting out of bed in the morning or when getting up after sitting for some time.
So how do you get rid of the pain?
There are many things that can help with plantar fasciitis such as, rest, icing, stretching, taping, anti-inflammatory medication, weight loss, physical therapy, stretching and correction of footwear such as the use of orthotics.
These kinds of injuries, if left untreated tend to get much worse with time. If the pain continues after trying at home remedies, we highly advise you to reach out to us to learn how we can treat the root cause of your pain. With manual hands-on therapy in conjunction to individualized exercises, mechanical imbalances can be corrected to get you stepping in the right direction.
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