No form of pain is pleasurable not even the pain from a sore foot. A sore foot can arise from a series of factors including wearing tightly fitting shoes for very long hours or walking over uneven surfaces or hot surfaces barefoot.
Plantar fasciitis or inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament of the foot arises from strain injuries, which occur from extreme micro-tears of the ligament along with its attachment to the heel and other areas of the foot.
If the medical explanation of what plantar fasciitis is proving hard to comprehend, maybe you can appreciate the stiffness and pain that usually accompanies an inflamed foot.
We have chosen to make a list of a few of the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis, and they are as follows.
Symptoms of plantar fasciitis
Swelling and stiffening feeling experienced in the heel
Not every swelling noticed in the foot is plantar fasciitis neither is every stiffening feeling plantar heel fasciitis. Some swellings and stiffening can be as a result of poor blood flow to the feet or placing the legs in an uncomfortable position for an extended period.
The way to identify if a swelling /stiffening is an inflammation to watch out for is by monitoring how long it takes for the unpleasantness to disappear. A foot massager for plantarfasciitis can help you relieve swelling and stiffening effectively.
Pain usually severe in the mornings
One sure way doctors will tell you that you need to get your feet looked at is when your feet hurt you severely in the mornings especially if you haven't engaged in any strenuous activity to warrant such.
Severe swelling and pain after tugging extra weight for a long time
There is a reason why plantar fasciitis is commonly associated with porters and individuals whose jobs involve carrying considerable weight for long periods.
So, if you feel this sort of pain after carrying weight for a long time, get your feet checked.
Other symptoms of this condition include but are not limited to a feeling of sudden relief and subsiding pain following a massage with a foot massager.
Causes of plantar fasciitis
Intense athletic and extreme sporting activities
If you run short or long distance races or you partake in activities that require you continually stumping on your feet, you could get affected by plantar fasciitis.
If you have that medical condition in which all your feet touch the floor when you stand, you are definitely prone to plantar fasciitis.
Another cause of plantar fasciitis involves wearing improper footwears that are either too tight, too small or poorly constructed.
How a foot massager helps to reduce the symptoms of plantar fasciitis
Since we have found out the causes and symptoms of this inflammatory foot condition, let us find out how using a foot massager can reduce the pain(s) associated with it.
Most foot massagers work by applying a strong beneficial impact on your feet soles and other pressure points. This helps to reduce pain and pressure on the foot.
Taking part in a massage session for 10 to 20 minutes brings unbelievable relief to users, including people with diabetes.
In addition to using a foot massager, there are other modalities that help to reduce the pain of plantar fasciitis.
Use foot massagers with an ice pack to relieve the stress on the affected foot
The beauty of plantar fasciitis is that it can be fixed as quickly as the symptoms occur. All the foot needs is a piece of rag wound around an ice-pack firmly pressed against the foot until some relief is felt.
After the initial relief from ice, a foot massager of whatever specification can be applied to the foot.
Use foot massagers and a kine-tape to ameliorate the pain and soreness
Using a foot massager alone has a lot of effect on a foot that is affected by plantar fasciitis as it relaxes the tense and inflamed muscles surrounding the affected areas.
Depending on the severity of the inflammation, and for a long lasting effect, a special tape known as a kinesiology tape is highly beneficial.
The tape not only wraps around the foot but equally winds around the ankle to give that wholistic relief to the entire foot.