Are you tired of foot pain ruining your morning routine? Need a little extra support for your plantar fascia? We’ve found strapping to be a simple yet highly effective solution for managing this common foot issue. Whether you’re dealing with a years-long chronic case or a recent onset of heel pain, many of our patients have gotten relief from night splints and daytime foot straps. In this blog, we will dive into plantar fasciitis strapping.
What’s Plantar Fasciitis?
It is a frequent ailment that creates discomfort in the foot’s heel and arch. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes on the sole of the foot. Overuse, poor arch support, flat feet, or obesity can cause plantar fasciitis.
There are a number of treatments for plantar fasciitis, including rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). In some cases, surgery may be necessary. However, for many people, strapping can provide relief from pain and help to speed up the healing process. More about plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis strapping in further detail
Plantar fasciitis strapping is a simple and effective way to support the arch of the foot and reduce stress on the plantar fascia. A qualified healthcare professional usually performs it.
To apply plantar fasciitis strapping, the podiatrist will need the following materials:
- Rigid athletic tape
- Measuring tape
Strapping can be an effective way to relieve pain and improve function in people with plantar fasciitis. If you are experiencing pain in your heel or arch, talk to your doctor or a qualified healthcare professional about strapping.
Tips for managing plantar fasciitis
- Wear shoes with good arch support.
- Avoid activities that put stress on your feet, such as running and jumping.
- Stretch your calves and feet regularly.
- Lose weight if you are overweight or obese.
- Get enough rest.
- With proper care, most people with plantar fasciitis can make a full recovery.
Our therapists have perfected the art of applying these straps to provide targeted compression and support of the inflamed plantar fascia. Book an appointment now!