Hi, thanks for joining me, my name is David, I am the Pedorthist at Foot Solutions Halifax. I am here today to talk to you about how to treat plantar fasciitis. In my opinion two of the most important things to do for plantar fasciitis, regardless of how long you’ve had it for, is stretching before you get out of bed in the morning and after any period of rest. Never go bare foot on a manmade surface. The stretching exercises that we recommend are at the end of the tutorial, so you can do a screen print if you like, or you can email.
Us at halifaxfootsolutions. The other steps are depending on how long you’ve had the condition for, if you are going to heal yourself it usually happens within the first two weeks. After that your feet will need some help. So if you had the pain for 3 to 6 weeks the stretching exercises, wearing a good shoe or sandal at all times helps quite a bit. Good shoe has a strong counter and is not easily twistable. You want about between and an inch in the heel height. You also need to buy a good of the shelf insert that.
Matches your arch type. I am not referring to the drug store variety where one size fits all. So you may need to see your Podiatrist or your Pedorthist or a very good sporting goods store may be able to help you as well. For pain more than 7 weeks customs orthotics are usually required. You’ll need to retire all you inappropriate footwear, such as flipflops, flats or slippers until you’re cured. Another tip is to place a small little cork lift under the liners or under your orthotic in your shoes. It will reduce the pull on the plantar.