As we have previously discussed there are many reasons for swollen feet. However, if you are experiencing heel pain and swelling then the culprit might be plantar fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and it can be excruciating. The term comes from the ligament plantar fascia and it is the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. It can take up to a year to go away but can also go away pretty quickly.
Like most injuries this can cause swelling of the heel, foot or both. It can occur in one foot or both feet at the same time. The main cause of Plantar Fasciitis is a tear or straining the ligament.
The best treatment for plantar fasciitis is to rest your feet and try and stay off of them. You can also take a NSAID to help reduce pain and inflammation. If you are experiencing swollen feet with no pain, then most likely it is not plantar fasciitis since one of the main symptoms includes pain, especially in the morning.
Other treatments for plantar fasciitis, include paying attention to how you are walking - are you distributing your weight accordingly? What type of shoes are you wearing? Are they too tight? Are they giving you enough arch support? What kind of exercises have you been doing? Maybe try some new exercises that allow you to not use your feet until your plantar fasciitis is healed.
If you are experiencing pain in your foot, the first step is to visit your doctor to rule out anything more serious, fractures, broken bones, etc. Your doctor will probably tell you to rest and keep off you feet.
If it is determined that your plantar fasciitis is chronic, then you will want to consult your doctor on your options.
If your feet/foot remains swollen due to the plantar fasciitis then you might want to try a Anti-inflammatory meal plan, or some anti-inflammatory supplements to help reduce the irritation, swelling and inflammation. It might even help the pain since inflammation can be a leading cause of bodily pain, including back pain.
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Get rest, stay off your feet, stretch your feet our slowly, eat healthy and drinks lots of water and we hope you get better soon!
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