Many people associate foot arch pain as plantar fasciitis, but that is not always the case. Most of the time pain in the arch of your foot is a temporary problem that can be relieved with a few simple exercises. As with any bodily pain, the best source of information is your doctor, if the pain is persistent make sure to consult a physician.
One of the most effective exercises involves rolling a ball under your foot. You can use either a tennis ball or a golf ball depending on which feels better for you. Just sit in a chair and place the ball on the floor. Continue reading
There are many possible plantar fasciitis treatment options you just need to find one that works for you. The treatment method you choose will largely depend on your lifestyle and the time and resources available to you. Of course the key to successful treatment is to begin as soon as you start to feel the pain. This post covers the first layer of treatments, most of which you can do on your own before resorting to a doctor visit.
Treatment for plantar fasciitis should always begin with rest. As soon as you notice the onset of pain, you should get off your feet and if possible place an ice pack on the bottom of your foot. It is also a good idea to take an over the counter medication to relieve the pain as it will only get worse. Continue reading