Welcome to Foot Treatment Works, your online source for information on plantar fasciitis and other forms of heel pain.
Millions of people around the world suffer from heel pain and you are or you will most likely be one of those people. Our goal is to provide you with as much information as you need on plantar fasciitis and other forms of heel pain as well as their treatments. We differ from other online sources of information about plantar fasciitis in that we do not only provide as much information as you need to fully understand plantar fasciitis, its symptoms, its causes and its treatment but we also provide a platform that you can use to get into contact with others who are suffering from this condition. Using our online forum, you can discuss your condition, experience and treatment with others. What worked for you might work for someone else and what worked for someone else might work for you!
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Repeated strains to your plantar fascia which is the ligament connects your toes to your heel, can cause it to tear leading to pain and swelling. This results in the condition known as plantar fasciitis. You will most likely suffer from plantar fasciitis if:
You have weight problems.
You wear shoes that do not fit well.
You stand, walk or run for long periods of time.
Your feet tend to roll inward too much when you walk.
You have flat feet or high arches.
Treatment Options for Plantar Fasciitis
Our goals when it comes to treating your plantar fasciitis are to:
Relieve the inflammation and the pain that you feel in the heel.
Allow the tears in the plantar fascia to heal.
Correct foot problems such as flat feet.
Allow you to go back to enjoying your normal daily activities.
Did you know that 95% of those suffering from plantar fasciitis are able to relieve their heel pain without surgery? You will most likely be able to treat your condition of plantar fasciitis by following one of the simple treatment options on our website. However, you need to start your treatment as soon as you notice the symptoms. The longer you wait to start treatment, the longer it will take for your condition to be treated.
Rest your feet by reducing or stopping the activities that are causing strain on your feet.
Put ice on your heel to relieve the pain and reduce the inflammation.
Wear shoes that have good shock absorption and the right arch support.
Try heel cups or shoe inserts to heel cushion your heel.
Do simple exercises such as toe and calf stretches when you get up in the morning so that your plantar fascia can become more flexible.
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Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis
If you want to reduce your heel pain, you need to wear the right shoes. Our shoes are specially designed with slightly elevated heels, stiff outsole and strong support to combat plantar fasciitis.
Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis
Selecting an insole with good heel and arch support is another common option for treatment plantar fasciitis. Our insoles come in many different sizes and can fit into almost any types of shoe so if your shoe does not have good arch support, use one of ours.
Sleep Aids for Plantar Fasciitis
While you sleep, you can help relieve your plantar fasciitis by wearing one of our sleeping aids such as specially designed socks, splints, heel cups and sleeves that will keep your plantar fascia in the right position while you sleep.