Plantar Fasciitis

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Increasing your Risk of Plantar Fasciitis and tips for Treatment and Prevention

Good Feet has helped a lot of people from all sorts of foot pain. One of the most common is Plantar Fasciitis which is the pain felt on the bottom of the heel. In fact, more than 2 million patients get treated every year for this condition alone. Pain is experienced when the plantar fascia, or the thick band of tissue located on the arch of your foot becomes inflamed or irritated.

With the fast paced and unhealthy lifestyle that most of us live in, getting this condition is so common and without us knowing, there are so many ways in which we increase our chances or getting plantar fasciitis.

How does one increase the risk of getting Plantar Fasciitis?

When one suddenly gains a lot of weight, it can cause pain in the heel. And aside from rapid weight gain, wearing foot wear with poor cushioning, prolonged standing, too much running on steep hills, walking or running without being properly conditioned, improper walking, and age can all contribute to obtaining this condition.

For runners or people who work in the military a lot of stress is placed on the feet due to constant running and standing for long periods of time. Especially without improper training and inappropriate footwear the case can worsen.

Treatment and Prevention

The most common treatment for this condition is the use of Plantar Fasciitis insoles which are available at Good Feet. These are highly beneficial especially for those who need constant running and standing on a day to day basis. Good Feet offers insoles for Plantar Fasciitis to help improve and prevent further damage to the feet.

Another way of preventing this is to simply let your feet relax. Remember that the entire weight of the body is carried by the feet so allow it to relax, choose better footwear and avoid putting too much strain on it.