A recent article published in the the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association states that plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot conditions that causes people to seek medical care. It occurs in as many 2 million Americans per year and 10% of the population over their lifetimes.
This condition affects very active people such as runners and athletes, those who are on their feet for long periods of time, as well as those who are relatively inactive. Symptoms can begin after increased activity or just come out of nowhere.
People with plantar fasciitis typically notice pain:•In the morning, when they first stand and walk•After standing for a long time•Upon standing after sitting for awhile•When walking barefoot on hard surfaces
How can I get rid of plantar fasciitis?•Methods to assist in tissue healing are necessary to begin the pain relief and healing process•Relative rest (temporary reduction in activity) is important for the first 7-10 days to give the inflammedtissue a break•Correction of tight or out of balance muscles and tissues are required for long term relief
Research proves that for most people with plantar fasciitis, drugs, injections or surgery are rarely required.