Plantar fasciitis treatment techniques for overpronation (feet rolling or flattening) of the foot which is a common problem for runners are proven to be very effective. Overpronation puts too much stress on the plantar connective tissue at the bottom of the foot. Overtime the tissue can be damaged, inflamed and thickened. Therefore, techniques are aimed at reducing pain, decreasing the stress on the tissue and increasing their flexibly.
Some of the techniques included in the Plantar fasciitis treatment to relieve the pain are:
- Proper rest until the pain subsides. Avoid putting additional stress on the foot as it can increase the tissue inflammation aggravating the pain.
- Application of ice packs on the painful area for 20 minutes, 3 times per day or until the pain subsides.
- Stretching Plantar fasciitis exercises a few times in a day. These make the plantar tissue flexible and susceptible to less stress. Stretching calf muscles also helps with the pain.
- Different Plantar fasciitis taping techniques are available for different problems related to the plantar tissue. Low dye taping technique can be very effective technique for reducing the stress and supporting the plantar tissue. Research studies also support its effectiveness in reducing pain.
- Foot wear for Plantar fasciitis should flat, fit properly and support the plantar connective tissue and have sufficient padding for shock absorption.
A good Plantar fasciitis night splint product can gently stretch your calf muscles and plantar connective tissue, preventing them from tightening up over night. Night splints should be a part of your Plantar fasciitis treatment to reduce the severe pain that you may experience in the morning.
If the pain is severe, it is advisable to consult a sports injury specialist who can prescribe the appropriate Plantar fasciitis treatment and medication for reducing the pain. If the treatment does not improve your symptoms, Plantar fasciitis surgery might be suggested to correct the overstretching of the plantar connective tissue.