6 Facts you need to know about plantar fasciitis

  1. Not all foot pain is plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is soft tissue that covers the arch of your foot. It is often worse towards the heel and in the morning.

  2. It is important to stretch your calf muscles The plantar fascia attached at the same place of the Achilles tendon. This is why it is so important to stretch and massage your calf muscles

  3. Warmer months are often worse because of the shoes we wear. While there is no such thing as the perfect shoe, there are differently bad shoes. Flip-flop and shoes without backs can make your foot grip to keep the shoe on and make it worse.

  4. A little high heel might actually help. Flat shoes that are not supportive are also bad for you.  Having a small (1 inch or less) heel might help if you have high arches

  5. Kinesiology Taping is a great option when you cannot wear orthotics- not all shoes can provide arch support, but applying taping properly to the arch and ankle and give your foot the support it needs

  6. Many chiropractors treat feet. With 33 joints in the foot and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, a lot can go wrong. Adjustments can help provide proper movement to relieve the pressure and the muscle work can relax the muscle.