The plantar (bottom of the foot) fascia (a band of tissue) is a thin layer of tissue that supports the arch of the foot. The plantar fascia runs from the heel to the base of the toes. Plantar Fasciitis (PF) is generally the result of small tears or over stretching of the plantar fascia. These tears can result from overuse (running too fast without proper warm up), or from exertion such as pushing something heavy.
Sharp stabbing or burning pain in the heel on the inside of the foot is the most common symptom. This frequently occurs in the morning when first walking and stretching the foot. Once the foot limbers up, the pain usually diminishes but it may return after long periods of standing, climbing stairs or getting up from a seated position. Exercise may temporarily relieve the pain only to have it return once you have stopped exercising.
How a 3-Point Splint Can Help
Gentle stretching during the day along with icing the foot for 10-15 minutes after exercising can be very successful in reducing the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis. Keeping the plantar fascia on a gentle stretch at night by wearing the 3-Point Products PF Lift Splint, greatly reduces the morning pain and discomfort. Usually recommended to be worn at night, the 3pp PF Lift is of a thin, yet strong material, that can be worn in a shoe.
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