If you are diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, or want to avoid it, there is one very easy way to help either diminish that risk or reduce pain: insoles. “First and foremost is adequate support through your shoe ware, as well as possible insoles in the shoes to help support that arch.” Stretching is another way to reduce the risk. According toEdwin B. Martin III, DPM, if you have a tight calf or hamstring muscle, you have a higher chance of getting plantar fasciitis.
|Dr. Edwin Martin III
Doing daily stretches will help immensely, for those looking to reduce plantar fasciitis’ pain or avoid it. Ibuprofen and icing the area help too, as directed by the doctor. “When those simple measures don’t work,” said Dr. Martin, “that’s when it’s appropriate to see a podiatrist.”
Source: Austin Suther, Star News [7/3/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotics Clinic.