Plantar Fasciitis can bring foot pain, especially near/in the heel area that can bee very uncomfortable and debilitating. If you have been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis, here are some simple but effective steps you can take to permanently heal your heel 🙂
Do note that I am not a doctor and it is important to listen to your body and intuition, do your own research, and check with your doctor as appropriate when implementing these recommendations 🙂
Three steps to heal Plantar Fasciitis:
1. Get better shoes ~ Shoes with good arch support can be an important part of healing Plantar Fasciitis. When I had this come up for the first time, I spoke to a shoe expert at a sporting goods store who pointed me towards walking sneakers that were specifically made to help this issue. There are also other specialty shoe stores with experts on this topic for other types of shoes.
2. Manage inflammation ~ Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the fascia in the heel region of the foot. It can be brought on for many reasons including pregnancy or other weight gain, improper shoes, and more. Dealing with the inflammation can be an important part of healing.
I love topical Australian Eucalyptus Oil for natural help with inflammation and pain relief. You can also make diet modifications to reduce foods that bring inflammation and/or take supplements known to help with inflammation like Fish Oil (Here is my favorite brand, Omega3 Innovations) and Turmeric. If you use the Turmeric, make sure you get a kind with black pepper, as it helps absorption and utilization of the active ingredients in a big way. I love this one by Gaia Herbs.
3. Standing Mountain Pose in Yoga ~ This pearl of wisdom was given to me by a dear friend, Celeste a’Leah. Doing this pose regularly, and also doing a version throughout the day when you are sitting by planting your heel and bones under big toe firmly into the ground and then holding them firm as you spread the rest of your toes out like a webbed foot, grabbing the ground with the bones under your pinky toes helps to stretch and strengthen the muscles, fascia, and tendons associated with Plantar Fasciitis. This strengthens the arches of your feet and can bring great permanent relief from foot pain when committed to as a regular practice.
I am holding the vision with you for your healed heels and happy feet 🙂
Annie Botticelli is a Radical Self-Development Mentor, Founder/Teacher at Shine your Brilliance University and Astaria School of Practical Magic, Inspirational Speaker, YouTube Personality, Astrologer, Author, Blogger, Founder/Alchemist at Consciousness Blossoms (Organic Bath & Body Products), and Founder/Hostess at AstrologyKissedTravelBliss.com. You can see more of Annie’s blogs and offerings at www.AnnieHelpsYou.comand