Kick These Bad Habits That Could be Making Your Plantar Fasciitis Worse
Wearing unsupportive footwear.
Wearing footwear with little to no support is one of the most common culprits of plantar fasciitis. It is important to wear shoes with good arch support and cushioning to reduce pressure on the plantar fascia. Wearing high heels or shoes with little to no arch support can put excessive strain on the foot, leading to inflammation and pain.
While exercise is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, overtraining can put excessive stress on the feet, leading to plantar fasciitis. It is important to gradually increase the intensity of your workout routine and allow your body to rest and recover after each session. Additionally, stretching your feet and calves before and after exercise can help prevent plantar fasciitis.
Ignoring foot pain.
Many people tend to ignore foot pain, assuming it will go away on its own. However, this is a mistake. Ignoring foot pain can lead to further complications, including plantar fasciitis. If you are experiencing any foot pain, it is important to seek professional attention as soon as possible.
Tight calf muscles.
Tight calf muscles can contribute to plantar fasciitis by putting additional strain on the plantar fascia. Stretching your calf muscles regularly can help alleviate the symptoms of plantar fasciitis and prevent it from occurring.
We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care for their foot health needs. If you are experiencing any foot pain or have any questions about plantar fasciitis, please do not hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment.