With Plantar Fasciitis and foot injuries in general, sometimes making a full recovery can be challenging. Let’s start with the basics. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is a tendon that runs along the bottom of your foot, this tendon can become damaged and inflamed from lots of things, like repetitive strain, overexertion and trauma. Now that it’s damaged, it can take a long time to heal if you don’t know the right things to do to help speed up healing.
Can I still run or go on my daily walks? What about continuing exercising while trying to heal?
Ideally, it’s best to rest, in order to help heal your plantar fascia. If you do plan on being active, wearing KB Support Tape to help strengthen the bottom of the foot slightly will help with preventing re-injury.
The most important tip is to listen to your body. If the pain starts to increase this is your body asking you to stop doing what you’re doing. If you listen to your body, this will help speed up healing.
I wake up in the morning and my foot hurts? Do I need cold?
No, the first few steps in the morning is the natural re-injury process. You’ve been at rest for the night, and your body has been working to mend itself back together. The first few steps is micro-tearing and it’s unavoidable. BFST treatments will help prevent this micro-tearing and will help speed up the overall recovery times by stimulating blood flow subdermally.