Those afflicted with a separated plantar fascia, either with or without heel spurs, want to try everything short of surgery to stop the pain, but products sold especially for heel spurs do not always work. My great aunt suffered with heel spurs caused by a separation of the plantar fascia, and she used many of the following ways to stop the pain. She avoided having surgery, and these easy ways to stop the pain helped her lead a normal life that included shopping, taking long walks, and carrying out daily activities she enjoyed. Hopefully these ways to stop the pain will work for you too.
The main symptom is pain in the heel of the foot that may also spread to other areas. This pain is most commonly felt during the morning when one gets up from sleep. What’s interesting about the heel bone spur symptom is that the pain is not due to discomfort in the bony outgrowth which is also known as the calcaneal spur but due to this bone exerting pressure on the soft tissue around the heel. Heel Spurs – These are pointed, bony fragments that extend from the heel and point forward toward the toes. When the spur tears through tissue and nerves of the foot pain can be excruciating.
A heel strike creates considerable stiffness through the talocrural and subtalar joints. A lateral strike might cause asymmetrical loading of the subtalar joint, and/or a twisting, torqueing force through the midfoot and plantar fascia (see photo above). A midfoot or forefoot strike – significantly ahead of the body – will stress out those joints or strain the plantar fascia. After ensuring proper foot placement beneath the trunk, shoot for a whole-foot strike , where all elements of the foot are absorbing and sharing impact forces. If it hurts under your Heel, you may have one or more conditions that inflame the tissues on the bottom of your foot
As a runner, I’ve been very lucky in that I have not succumbed to any significant running-related injuries. In fact, the only injury that kept me from running for more than a few days occurred as a result of running a second marathon in a month’s time in a new pair of racing flats (my first marathon in flats). I developed a case of peroneal tendonitis that stopped me cold on a few subsequent runs and sent me limping back to my house. Given the stupidity of my approach to that race, I deserved to get hurt, but even then I missed less than a week of running.
Plantar fasciitis is a common foot problem in sports participants and people that stand/walk for extended periods during the day. It starts as dull occasional pain in the heel which may progress to a sharp persistent pain Classically, it is worse in the morning with the first few steps, or at the beginning of a sporting activity. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band running the length of the arch from the heel bone to the ball of the foot. It is responsible for helping maintain the arch of the foot. It stretches to help absorb shock as the arch flattens with body weight.