Heel pain? The most common caused for heel pain is this condition called Plantar Fasciitis (Fashee-eye-tiss). Where the thick, flat band of tissue at the bottom of our feet (Ligament), plantar fascia, become swollen or inflamed. This caused pain at the bottom of our foot when walking or standing.
Plantar Fasciitis occurred when the ligament that supports the arch are strained.
It is more likely to injury our plantar fascia if we do a lot of running, walking or standing. If we are wearing shoes that are with poor cushioning or a tight Achilles tendon (The tendon that connects the bottom of our calf muscle to the part above our heels).
One symptoms that you can observe is pain can be felt in one common spot near the heel. The pain felt early in the morning from the first step we took early in the morning are the worst. You might ask how do we get rid of the pain? Well, ligaments take time to heal. However, a good foot wear and some exercise will help for speedy recovery! Of course, with some stretching exercise too.
Stretching such as calf stretching will soothe the taut muscles in the lower leg that attach to the heel or even prevent the pain. The steps are as easy as 1 2 3!
All you need to do is follow these few steps below:
1. Stand an arm’s length from a wall and place your arms flat on the wall.
2. Place the foot that hurts behind the other foot.
3. Slowly and gently bend foot that does not hurt forward.
4. Keep your knee (on the leg that hurts) straight and your heel (on the leg that hurts) on the ground.
5. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds and release. Repeat three times.
6. Reverse the position of your legs, and repeat.
Hope that this information will be able to help you!
Source: FeetCare. Reproduced with permission.
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