About Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. If you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, you know just how much it can affect your day-to-day activity.
From your first steps in the morning to your mobility throughout the day, you may notice stabbing pain that can lead to decreased mobility and damage within the joints.
Understanding Plantar Fasciitis can help prevent further damage
The Plantar Fascia is the thick tissue that connects the heel to the toe bones and creates the arch within the foot. Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation and swelling of the arch. The injury is often caused by tension to the arch, which typically acts as the shock absorber of the foot. If the tension is too much for the area, small tears can form in the fascia that increases in severity with repetitive movements.
Causes for Plantar Fasciitis
The most common sufferers of Plantar Fasciitis are those who work jobs that require them to be on their feet for extended periods of time, and athletes, especially walkers and runners.
Most report that their Plantar Fasciitis affects them most in the morning when they wake up and take their first steps. Plantar Fasciitis may flare up is after exercise or extended periods of sitting.
If not treated, it can progress to a chronic condition that can affect other joints as the pain in the arch can alter how one walks.
Suffer from Plantar Fasciitis? There is hope!
A physical therapist can provide you with a series of stretches and exercises that can help stabilize the muscles and prevent further damage. CEP's Plantar Fasciitis Sleeves may also help provide the support needed to repair the injury.
The Ortho+ Plantar Fasciitis Sleeves are the latest CEP innovation for pain and discomfort in the heel/sole from overexertion. Our Plantar Fasciitis sleeves feature medical grade compression around the instep, arch support and an open toe design for comfort and heat management.