The plantar fascia is a thick web-like ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot. Inflammation of this fascia is called plantar fasciitis. This plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot thereby providing support during the walk. It also acts as a shock absorber. Plantar fasciitis is a common orthopedic complaint, plantar fascia ligaments experience a lot of wear and tear during their lifetime. Inflamed plantar fascia causes pain, numbness, stiffness in your heel.
The cause of plantar fasciitis is unknown but studies suggest that the condition may involve degeneration. Complaints with plantar fasciitis are pain at the bottom of the heel, the pain usually worse in the morning especially when you take your first step out of bed, numbness and burning in the heel.
Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include overweight, structural foot issues ( flat feet, high arches) , long-standing jobs and wearing shoes with poor arch support. Self-care methods may help you up to an extent but they won’t give you a permanent solution. Self-care methods include lay off activities that worsen your pain, using supportive shoes, reducing long-standing and stretching well several times a day. When these methods fail and your life routine becomes disturbed by the pain you should seek medical attention. Your homeopath may help you to overcome this situation. Homeopathic medicines are helpful in orthopedic complaints. So start your treatment and say goodbye to heel pain.