Heal Your Heels | Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

My dad used to plop down in his recliner at the end of the day and say, “My dogs are barking.” Translation - My feet hurt. 

Whether it’s from age, being overweight, running with inefficient foot strike, or just being on your dogs all day, foot pain sucks. Even more, the debilitating pain of plantar fasciitis can end your race schedule for good if not properly treated. 

Many are quick to misdiagnose all foot pain as a particular type of heel spurs that can only be removed by surgery. However, over-the-counter painkillers might be all you need to relieve the pain as you carefully treat your feet with a combination of ice, medical tape, stretching and shoe inserts. WebMD claims such treatment can have you feeling good as new in six months or less… and without invasive surgery. For a more detailed explanation of the causes and treatment of plantar fasciitis visit the Academic Association of Medicine

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