Reducing Your Plantar Fasciitis Risk

Plantar FasciitisPlantar fasciitis is an extremely painful condition that can, in some instances, even be debilitating. Active people always run the risk of developing this issue and having to give up the things they love for an extended period of time. It is not possible to completely prevent this problem, but there are a few things you can do that can potentially reduce the chances you will have to suffer through it. Here are just some of them.

Exercise Regularly

If you are already active, then you obviously exercise on a regular basis. But the type of exercise routine you follow could have a significant affect on lowering your risk for plantar fasciitis. Foe sample, if you are a dancer or a runner, then your heels undergo a great deal of stress. Try changing up your regimen a bit to mix in some swimming or biking. If that is simply not an option for you, make sure you get as much support from your shoes as possible. You can easily find supportive insoles at your local drug store, but you should also consider talking to your doctor about custom orthotics.

Manage Your Weight

If you want to lower the stress placed on your feet, losing some weight is one of the most important things you can do. This is even more important if you work at a job that requires you to be on your feet for most of the day, such as a waitress, factory worker, postal worker or teacher.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

Even if you take precautions, there will still be a chance that you develop plantar fasciitis. If this happens, you will need to speak to a professional with Advanced Foot & Ankle Care Specialists to develop the right plan of treatment. Please give us a call at (214) 366-4600 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.