What is Plantar Fasciitis?

For most people, plantar fasciitis presents as intense pain in the heel. This often occurs when sufferers are walking or standing, and it can be extremely painful.

It’s common for the condition to present over time, beginning as a small discomfort in the point where the heel and the sole of the foot meet. This quickly develops into a sometimes intense pain that can make walking and standing a very unpleasant experience.

Plantar fasciitis is a common issue for those who spend a great deal of time walking or standing, and people in manual and office jobs are especially at risk. One of the main causes of the condition is wearing shoes without good support and cushioning and exercises or movements that put particular stress on the heel.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

For most people, plantar fasciitis presents as intense pain in the heel. This often occurs when sufferers are walking or standing, and it can be extremely painful.

It’s common for the condition to present over time, beginning as a small discomfort in the point where the heel and the sole of the foot meet. This quickly develops into a sometimes intense pain that can make walking and standing a very unpleasant experience.

Plantar fasciitis is a common issue for those who spend a great deal of time walking or standing, and people in manual and office jobs are especially at risk. One of the main causes of the condition is wearing shoes without good support and cushioning and exercises or movements that put particular stress on the heel.

What Causes It?

The plantar fascia is a flat band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes, and it also provides support to the arch of your foot.

If you strain the plantar fascia – through repetitive motions or a sudden change in your everyday activities – it can become swollen, irritated and, ultimately, weakened. This transfers extra weight and load onto the ligament that supports your arch, which can then tear, leading to additional pain and swelling.

The outcome is that your heel or the rear portion of your foot feels painful when you walk or stand.

What Causes It?

The plantar fascia is a flat band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes, and it also provides support to the arch of your foot.

If you strain the plantar fascia – through repetitive motions or a sudden change in your everyday activities – it can become swollen, irritated and, ultimately, weakened. This transfers extra weight and load onto the ligament that supports your arch, which can then tear, leading to additional pain and swelling.

The outcome is that your heel or the rear portion of your foot feels painful when you walk or stand.

What Can Help?

In terms of immediate impact, medications like ibuprofen and naproxen sodium can ease the pain and inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis.
In the long-term, the use of targeted exercises and devices may provide some relief from symptoms of the condition. This can include physical therapy, night splints – which stretches your calf and the arch of your foot while you sleep – or orthotics for better arch and heel support.

What Can Help?

In terms of immediate impact, medications like ibuprofen and naproxen sodium can ease the pain and inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis.
In the long-term, the use of targeted exercises and devices may provide some relief from symptoms of the condition. This can include physical therapy, night splints – which stretches your calf and the arch of your foot while you sleep – or orthotics for better arch and heel support.

How Can Kenkoh Help?

Kenkoh massage sandals provide targeted relief to the areas most affected by plantar fasciitis, ultimately helping to reduce the symptoms and pain that come with the condition.

Kenkoh sandals provide support to the plantar arch, which means that your plantar fascia and related tissues don’t have to strain and work so hard. Additionally, the elastomer mid-sole in Kenkoh massage sandals absorbs shock to reduce and relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis.

Using modern design and inspired by the arts of reflexology and acupressure, you can find real relief from heel pain with Kenkoh massage sandals.

How Can Kenkoh Help?

Kenkoh massage sandals provide targeted relief to the areas most affected by plantar fasciitis, ultimately helping to reduce the symptoms and pain that come with the condition.

Kenkoh sandals provide support to the plantar arch, which means that your plantar fascia and related tissues don’t have to strain and work so hard. Additionally, the elastomer mid-sole in Kenkoh massage sandals absorbs shock to reduce and relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis.

Using modern design and inspired by the arts of reflexology and acupressure, you can find real relief from heel pain with Kenkoh massage sandals.

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