Plantar Fasciitis- Why does my heel hurt in the morning?

"I woke up one morning and it felt like someone stabbed a sharp piece of glass right in my heel and started twisting it around. And the next morning, it was even worse. This continued for weeks, and I knew I had to do something about it. So I looked to Stretch Easy for help" -Sarah, runner.

The work of the Devil

Plantar fasciitis is resilient, relentless, and overall just a pain in the Plantar Fascia. Your Plantar Fascia stretches from your heel to your forefoot and becomes inflamed when plantar fasciitis develops. 

Plantar fasciitis is most commonly felt as a sharp, stabbing pain in your heel. Peak pain normally occurs in the morning and gets progressively a little better over the course of the day. 

Treatments

The simplest way to treat planar fascitiis is with a calf stretch. Tight calves make the pain worse and accelerate the inflammation. There are many ways to stretch calves but using a slant board calf stretcher is the most effective. Slant boards allow you to maintain a specific angle while do the stretch to optimize the stretch. 

Our Stretch Easy Calf Stretchers are built at a 45 degree angle which is the optimal angle for calf stretching. Each Stretch Easy is individually handmade and hand painted by founder, Zak Reape. Read more about the Stretch Easy here. 

Additionally, you can wear compression socks either during the day or at night which stimulates blood flow to help relieve pain.

If the pain persists, consult a doctor for further treatment.

 

 

Click here for a comprehensive guide on how to run injury-free so you can enjoy running again- The Pathway to Injury-Free Running.