Heel Pain - How To Tell If You
Have Plantar Fasciitis And How To Avoid it!
I f you've been having a lot of heel pain
or foot pain lately and not sure what it's from you may want
to rule out or rule in - plantar
Plantar fasciitis is a common pain
complaint and is one of the most common reasons people head
for their doctor's office.
Knowing whether it's plantar
fasciitis or not can save you a doctor's office visit and
get you started on the right path immediately saving you a
lot of time plus eliminating the cause.
If you're having pain
right now and it's in the heel, you can easily test yourself
and see if it's plantar fasciitis. On the bottom of your
foot on the heel end about one to one and a half inches in -
press gently. Don't press hard because you don't want t make
it worse. See if it hurts.
If it does hurt you may have
Now you may be wondering what caused it,
but the most common cause is wearing a new pair of shoes. It
happened to me when I bought some new quality, cushioned
tennis shoes for tennis and wore them just
So if you're wearing new
shoes, that's the likely cause.
You can take the shoes to a specialty
shoe-fitting place and see if they can adjust the arch but
they may not be able to make any changes in the shoe.
Trying insoles, orthotics or
insoles in the shoes may not help
Plus you risk the fact of
the plantar fasciitis getting worse by still wearing the
shoes. Stop wearing the shoes
I tested mine two weeks
later just to see if it could be the tennis shoes causing
my mild case and the plantar fasciitis came right
So wearing new shoes is the most likely
cause. It can be caused by other shoes that
changed their shape and support
Of course when this happens it
makes one reluctant to spend a lot of money on another pair
for fear it'll happen again. So probably not buying and
wearing that brand would be a first step.
Go back to other shoes that have been good
to your feet. Like the quality shoes I bought above, an
expensive or quality pair may just as likely be the cause of
foot problems and foot pain as any
A lot depends on your
You need good arch support
to avoid future occurrences.
Consider the right
orthotics. You don't want to get expensive orthotics
unless they're going to work. There's a lot you can do to
avoid plantar fasciitis and a lot you can do to treat
your heel pain naturally and you'll get pain relief