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Discover The Different Treatments For Morning Foot Pain

Author : Dylan Ross

Morning foot pain is closely associated with the inflammation of a thin tissue called plantar fascia. If this tissue gets inflamed, you will suffer from intolerable heel pain when you wake up in the morning. It is possible that the pain will never subside and you will be forced to hobble to work nursing a sore foot. Episodes of foot pain are commonly caused by incorrect choices of footwear. If your shoes do not have adequate shock absorbing qualities, then your heels get the full force of your weight. Sedentary lifestyles, obesity, and standing for long periods could also cause plantar faciitis. To treat the problem, here are some of the simplest options available for you.

When you wake up with a morning foot pain, you may apply a cold compress to the heels of your feet. The application of cold pressure could substantially diminish the inflammation and reduce the pain. You can use a standard ice pack or a specially designed Hot/Cold pack that conforms to the contour of your feet. To avoid getting heel pain in the morning, you should apply hot compress before you go to bed. You can combine the hot compress with a light foot massage. The application of heat will release tensions and pressure on the foot tissue. Additionally, the massage could sooth the inflamed tissue. If you follow the hot/cold compress routine, you will be able to effectively manage the pain caused by plantar faciitis.

Apart from hot and cold compress, you can also use specially designed foot massagers to combat morning foot pain. These massagers have special grooves that can massage the muscles and tissues of your feet. You can use the foot massager before you go to sleep and after you wake up in the morning. Just spend 15 to 20 minutes of continues massage in order to eradicate heel pain. For more serious conditions, more advanced physical intervention may be needed. For example, you can use a night splint which is designed to keep your ankle in an upward position. This treatment option can also stretch the toes and the heel tissues. The use of a night splint can speed up the healing process especially if you are suffering from serious plantar faciitis.

Of course, you need to manage heel pain for the rest of the day. You may be able to eradicate morning foot pain with a massage or cold compress. But if you can not provide adequate support and protection for your heels, then the condition will simply recur. The best thing to do is to wrap your feet with athletic tape. Taping reduces the tensions on your heel tissues and foot muscles. It is also best to use the right shoe inserts that are specifically designed for the treatment of plantar faciitis. For more advanced treatment, you should try the silicone heel cups. These heel cups have the ability to fully absorb shock and impact. The ergonomic design of the heel cups enables your feet to rest thus relieving the pressure that causes plantar fascia inflammation.

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Are you suffering from excruciating morning foot pain? Know the different treatment options for heel pain so you can avoid painful episodes of plantar faciitis.

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