If you are an athlete or actively involved in active sports, I bet you familiarize with the plantar fasciitis pain. The pain is more than just a pain; I bet it would hinder you from carrying out your day to day activities if not rendering you immobile. Statistics shows that this condition affects not less than 30 percent of the world’s population.
The most annoying thing is that there are no pills that can quickly treat the pain, and surgery won’t sound like the best option for treating the condition. The fact is steroid injection hardly helps. On the other hand, ignoring the pain can further escalate the problem to become a permanent life fixture. In this leaflet we’ll get you understand how to wrap your foot for plantar fasciitis.
When someone has this condition, it means their thick band of tissues (plantar fascia) that connects the heel bone to the toes has inflammation. The pain usually starts with the very first step that one makes in the morning and slowly decreases as you walk. The pain however will return once you remain seated for long periods then you get up, or after standing for long then you start walking. This condition is most common among athletes, pregnant women, overweight people and anyone who puts on shoes that do not have adequate support.
Several factors may cause you to have this disturbing sharp pain like,
Using a tape for plantar fasciitis is so far a proven way to relieve pain or stress on the plantar fascia. This tape typically unloads the stress on your feet so that you can comfortably walk normally again. The tape does this by limiting the fascia movement. Other conditions which the taping can ease include heel spurs, and many foot inflammation problems.
When embarking on this taping exercise, check that you have an athletic tape, which is also known as the elastic therapeutic tape. Alternatively, you can use a kinesiology tape. When these tapes are placed on the fascia ligament, they help to limit the amount of stretching that the ligament can do.
If this ligament is let to stretch excessively, the fascia fibers could tear apart. The tape should be wound every other morning to see you throughout the day, or before a sporting activity (this will restrain the fascia from moving rapidly during the sports activity).
Do not leave the tape on foot all day or all night as this will inhibit your skin from breathing. First, clean your feet with a non-moisturizing soap, then again dry them before starting the process. Clean feet will help your tape to stick.
Here are the tips on how to tape your plantar fasciitis
Whenever you have a tear or shear on the underneath part of your foot, always use this method to ease the pain.
As I have demonstrated above, plantar fasciitis taping can be of great help when drugs and other measures seem to take long to take effect. However while this process will help you treat the symptom of the disorder, it could be much better to for you to get other treatment options available. Aim at treating the cause to ensure you leave a much a happier life, free from this disturbing condition.
Moreover, it’s crucial to work closely with your physician to get plantar fasciitis on top. It can be a long journey for both of you and your physician, in which communication is the key!
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