Relieving and Curing Heel Pain.
Relieving and Curing Heel Pain
Have your feet ever hurt so bad you can’t even walk on them? You literally have to crawl on your hands and knees! You are not alone, this is a very common condition found in people who are on their feet all day. Nurses, servers, and athletes are among the many people who get this. If you are not wearing proper footwear then you leave yourself open to this very painful ailment.
What you have is ‘planters facilities’ a painful inflammatory of the plantar fascia, which is a connective tissue on the bottom of the foot. Every time you take a step the plantar fascia rips apart producing pain. I recommend going to your doctor to confirm this. It won’t take him long to let you know what you have.
There are a few ways to relieve the heel pain. Massage therapy, cheap and easy to do yourself. Stretches or toe exercises, curling your toes under in a tight fist can strengthen the plantar fascia. Night splints or socks, you wear to bed to keep your foot straight. Cold or heat therapy, placed under your foot to relieve the pain. Special orthotics, can be very expensive but worth it. Anti-inflammatory medications, like Ibuprofen, can be of some relief also. When all else fails there is a risky surgery that can be done. All of these remedies work to ease the pain. But can it be cured?
I say yes it can!
I have been a server for over 30 years now. On my feet all day long was not a problem, in the beginning. But as the years went on and fashions changed, and I changed too. I started off in this business having to wear proper footwear to wearing what I wanted. Of course I wanted to wear the latest and coolest shoes out on the market. But that did not turn out to be a great idea. Within a year my feet started to hurt. I did not know why I had this pain in my heel and I did not go see a doctor. I kept working though this heel pain, some days the pain was so bad I had to take my fancy shoes off and limp home shoeless. I finally broke down and bought a pair of arch support runners, which my feet seemed to love for a while.
After taking some time off work to start a family, I went back to work doing the same thing I had been doing for years. For a while things were going really well, I forgot all about the pain in my foot. Until one day my feet started to hurt again. I tried buying different shoes, but the pain was still there and getting worse. I took one of my children to see a doctor and just happened to mention my foot problem. He asked me what I my job was and to stand on my feet. That was all he needed, he knew it was planter facilities. He gave me some exercises and told me to get a night sock. The exercises felt really good and they did help but I continued working in pain.
As I was watching TV one day an infomercial came on talking about heel pain. It immediately caught my attention. I thought what do I have to loose except the pain. I ordered a set of “Barefoot Science” for my husband and me. I received the “Barefoot Science” in the mail and tried it right away. Step one of a four-step program was to take two weeks and then I could go to step two. When I got to step two my feet were in pain again so I went back to step one until I felt good enough to move on to step two. This product was actually healing my feet slowly step by step, bringing my feet into alignment.
Today I walk pain free, I always make sure I wear some kind of arch support in any shoes I wear. I will never wear flat shoes without an insole with arch support. Thank you “Barefoot Science” for giving me back my feet.