Healing Plantar Fasciitis takes time. A strategy that uses many different methods of healing is usually most effective and is most often recommended by doctors.
A key to healing is caring for feet when you are not on them for hours at a time. One of the key factors in plantar fasciitis taking so much time to heal is the continual tearing/re-tearing of the fascia. In the morning when you take those first steps, or after long periods of standing or sitting, the fascia stretches and tears. Repeated stretching and tearing cause painful inflammation and irritation.
Plantar Fasciitis Braces work by gently holding the foot in a neutral position which gently stretches the plantar fascia as you sleep allowing the plantar fascia to heal. Without a Plantar Fasciitis Brace, the plantar fascia will contract and the tissues will begin to heal in that contracted state. The problem with the plantar fascia healing while contracted is that once it is stretched e.g. getting out of bed, those tissues begin to tear - causing heel pain in the morning. Plantar Fasciitis Braces gently prevent the plantar fascia from contracting and allow the plantar fascia to heal in a gently stretched position, reducing heel pain upon getting out of bed and ultimately helping you overcome fasciitis. They are also designed to apply pressure to painful hot spots like acupressure and promote healing.
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