What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain, and involves inflammation of the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes (plantar fascia).
This inflammation causes a stabbing pain that is usually felt during your first steps in the morning. The pain decreases a bit the more you move, but typically returns after long periods of standing or sitting.
The causes of plantar fasciitis are still poorly understood, but it is more common in runners and those who are overweight. Too much repetitive motion, standing for very long periods of time, or unnecessary added pressure to the arch of your foot can also lead to plantar fasciitis.
How do I treat it?
Fortunately, there's a way to reduce the pain and diminish the effects of this injury over time. Through massages, TENS technology, rolling, stretching and staying off your feet for a bit- the plantar facia can begin to heal.
The main focus during this time should be to recover and strengthen your arch again to be able to withstand day to day activity. TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) technology has been widely used in the medical field to encourage blood flow, encourage the body's natural healing mechanisms, and provide a drug free and non-invasive solution to pain relief. If you're still on the hunt for an effective but gentle solution, VPod Feet invigorates the nerve endings and muscles of the soles of the feet. Simply place your bare feet on top and adjust the intensity from the free VPod App.
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