Plantar fasciitis is a condition resulting from the overstretching of the plantar ligaments in the foot. Small tears in the ligament cause heel pain, and if left untreated, the ligament may begin to separate from the bone, causing heel spurs. Inflammation in the midfoot may also cause arch pain. For most sufferers, plantar fasciitis pain relief can be achieved through a variety of non-invasive treatment options.
Treating the Symptoms
Heel pain, particularly upon taking your first steps in the morning, is the most common symptom of plantar fasciitis. Heel pain may intensify when climbing stairs or after standing for long periods of time. Immediate pain relief for plantar fasciitis symptoms may include:
- Rest—getting off your feet and/or ceasing activities (like running) that exacerbate heel pain
- Ice and/or contrast hydrotherapy
- Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen or naproxen
These therapies provide short-term relief. If pain persists or worsens, more invasive pain relief methods, such as corticosteroid shots, may be considered. However, these pain relief methods only address the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, not the cause, and may mask the problem causing additional damage to the body.
Treating the Cause
The overstretching and tearing of the plantar ligament that characterizes plantar fasciitis is the result of excessive impact and inadequate support. Proper footwear—i.e., shoes and/or orthotics that provide rigid support for the plantar ligaments addresses the direct cause of plantar fasciitis in most cases.
Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear® are engineered to provide effective plantar fasciitis treatment. The patented coil system significantly reduces impact delivered to the heel and up the kinetic chain while the built-in Z-Orthotics™ provide dynamic foot support and heel stability to limit movement of plantar ligaments.
By addressing the causes, Z-CoiL shoes facilitate natural and complete healing from plantar fasciitis, often while you maintain your active lifestyle.
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- Impact reduction
- Rigid arch support
- Rigid ligament support
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