fasciitis, pronounced “PLAN-ter fash-ee-I-tis," is a repetitive stress
injury affecting the sturdy band of connective
tissue which runs from your heel to the base of your toes. It is
characterized by numerous micro-tears along this band, which result in
pain ranging from a dull ache to a sharp stabbing feeling. Plantar
fasciitis can last for months or even years. However, the
condition is highly treatable and may heal much, much faster if its
hobbled victim engages in active recovery. This book will guide you
through a complete range of active recovery steps.
plantar fasciitis the same thing as "heel spurs?"
Heel spurs are calcium deposits which result from the inflamed plantar
fascia being pulled and strained where it attaches to the heel. The
heel spurs form at the front of the heel and can be felt through
palpitation. Heel spurs themselves do not hurt, and do not cause
plantar fasciitis. They are instead a symptom of it.
experience intense heel pain in the morning. As the day progresses and
I move about, the pain subsides to a degree. But it returns in the
evening - with a vengeance. What's going on?
to the frustrating world ofplantar
fasciitis. A peculiar and hazardous aspect of the condition is
its tendency to subside as you move around during the day, then return
with full force in the evening. This short window of relief can
be a detriment as it gives the victim the illusion that the malady is
receding. As a result, the factors which causedplantar
fasciitis in the first place may not be addressed, and a person may
unwittingly continue to aggravate the condition. Which can result in a
more severe case of plantar fasciitis and delayed healing.
guidelines you'll find within Injury
Afoot: 30 Things You Can Do to Relieve Heel Pain and Speed Healing of
will help steer you toward fixingplantar
fasciitis and preventing its recurrence - regardless of the present
soreness you endure. Many sufferers of plantar fasciitis realize a
cessation of pain for awhile, only to have the
condition sink its talons back into their feet soon after. This book
will help you protect yourself from such a recurrence.
Q: Can't I just
tough it out and wait forplantar
fasciitis to go away?
A: You can
try it, but it may not work. Plantar fasciitis afflicts a person
because of the presence of certain factors,
generally several of them, conspiring to form the "perfect storm"
against your feet. The trick to conquering the condition is to learn
what those factors are and eliminate them. At the same time, you will
want to bolster your foot's defense mechanisms. This book will explain
those factors and guide you step by step through the recovery process.
It will help you eliminate the pain caused by plantar fasciitis and get
your feet back in action in the shortest time possible.
Q: Isn't there some
kind of pill I can take?
A: No medication
exists that will actually make plantar fasciitis disappear.
In some cases a doctor or other health care professional will recommend
over-the-counter pain relievers, but these provide only temporary
relief at best. To effectively vanquish plantar fasciitis, you'll want
to do more than just delay the pain; you need to address the causes of
the condition and take action. And that's just what this book will help
I consult a doctor for such a serious condition?
Seeing a doctor or other health care professional is never a
idea when you're stricken with a painful injury like plantar fasciitis.
But the healing process generally takes place under a home care
setting, whether you see a doctor or not. Many of the steps on the way
to recovery involve actions you make part of your daily life.
is available to cure plantar fasciitis, so you won't be
given a prescription
A good doctor or other health care
constructive suggestions, steer you in the right direction, and start
you on the path to recovery with two, three, maybe four actions you can
take. But why stop there? This book provides you with 30. My
suggestion? See ahealth
professional, AND buy and use this book. These are your feet
talking about, after all. Leave no stone unturned. Do both.