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Heel spurs and heel pain explained (Plantar Fasciitis)

Optimal Foot Health is one of the fundamental aspects of overall health and well-being. A knowledge of the various bones, ligaments and muscles of your feet is something that you should definitely possess, as the same will provide you with deeper in-sights on various foot ailments like Heel Spurs and Heel Pain, and the overall condition of Plantar Fasciitis- its symptoms, prevention and cure.

Calcaneal Spur

Before we talk about calcaneal spur, we must first understand the nuances of the Calcaneus. The Calcaneus is a bone that is located at the base of the foot, and it is also known as the Heel Bone. Being the largest constituent bones of the foot, the Calcaneus has a pivotal role to play in enabling all foot functions, and most importantly, supporting the entire weight of your body. When the Calcaneus is routinely subjected to pressure, be it from body weight as in the case of obese or flat-footed people or from excessive mechanical pressure like in the case of athletes, runners or people who have a very rigorous schedule, a deformity in the form of a spur-like calcium deposition automatically gets formed in the Calcaneus, and it is known as Calcaneal Spur. Interestingly, this condition has also commonly been observed amongst women who wear high heels for prolonged durations of time.

In-sights on the plantar fascia tissue

As the name suggests, the condition of Plantar Fasciitis is associated with the Plantar Fascia, the connective tissue that establishes the link between the heel bone or the Calcaneus to the limb bones as well as the interconnecting bones between the limb bones. Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at Plantar Fasciitis, a condition that afflicts a large number of people across the world. Plantar Fasciitis is also known by two other names- Plantar Fasciopathy in the technical terminology, and jogger’s foot in the layman’s language. The first and most basic symptom associated with Plantar Fasciitis is heel pain. There is no particular factor that can be distinctly attributed to Plantar Fasciitis; on the contrary, it could be a sum total of a number of issues like excessive wear and tear as in the case of athletes, damage caused because of excess body weight or the natural degeneration that happens with age. Thankfully, home-based treatments or remedies, coupled with resting your feet work well in curing Plantar Fasciitis in its initial stages.

Does treatment with ice-packs work?

If the foot injury happens to be fresh, then using ice pack treatment or cold compression in technical terms, is a helpful method of restoring your plantar fascia back to its original state. As is the case with any other injury, ice therapy reduces inflammation and attends to healing blood clots if any, thereby providing immediate relief in case of Plantar Fasciitis. When you apply ice to your heel or any other area, then the immediate effect is coldness, followed by burning sensation. Next you will experience pain in the region and lastly there will be a distinct sensation of numbness. All said and done, the basic reason why ice therapy is so successful is that it brings down the temperature of the tissue, thereby reducing cell degeneration and cell metabolism on the whole.

Footlogics

Orthotic Insoles provide you with the most practical and cost-efficient methods of preventing foot ailments. There are a wide range of foot insole or orthotic insole variations in the market; so the first step is to identify and know which one is going to suit you the best. Moreover, opting for the right company that specializes in providing the right kind of orthotic insoles for you, is also very important. Footlogics is an Australian-based company that aims at delivering hundred percent foot comfort and customized orthotic insoles to all its customers.

Further info

For gaining further information on the various aspects of foot health like heel spurs, heel pain, Calcaneal Spurs, Plantar Fasciitis and other foot complaints, the easiest way to find all of this information compiled in one place is visiting the Footlogics website. You can also feel free to check out the different categories of orthotic insoles such as orthotics for high-heeled shoes, orthotics for sports and running, orthotics insoles for children and so on. You can also check out the other valuable information such as exercises that aid in strengthening your plantar fascia, tips to prevent these foot complaints in the long run and the overall concept of Footlogics. Moreover, having an active and healthy lifestyle is also very important in ensuring that you keep foot ailments at bay at all times.

 

 

 

 

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