Treating Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis VS Treating the Root Cause
Plantar fasciitis can be a real pain – literally. The sharp stabbing feeling in your heel can make every step a chore. The most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include acute arch pain or heel pain. Sometimes the Achilles tendon in the back of the heel comes down and causes sharp pain, numbness, or tingling, and can cause limping. Although there are many treatments available for this condition, many people focus only on treating the symptoms rather than addressing the underlying cause.
Treating Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
When we feel these types of pain, many of us start treating those symptoms. For instance, if our arches ache, we put an insole in. If we’re walking barefoot at home, all of the sudden we pick a sandal that looks like it has a little bit of arch support.
All these things help cushion it, and can make you feel better temporarily. Stretching, wearing supportive shoes, and applying ice can also alleviate discomfort. But while doing those things will help, it is important to also address factors that contribute to the cause of plantar fasciitis.
The Cause of Plantar Fasciitis
The cause of plantar fasciitis is that tightness becomes what your muscle remembers. And so, your muscle memory when you first wake up is to tighten up because that is its comfort position- it has learned to be that way. During the day, you are treating it with all these things that make it feel comfortable and cushioned, but the minute you go back to sleep and wake up the next morning, it hurts again. When you do that long run, it hurts again. When you go back to your usual activities, the pain returns.
How to treat the root cause of Plantar Fasciitis
The only way to treat the root cause of plantar fasciitis is to use something in that produces muscle memory. Long-term use of orthotics during the day can help, but overnight is when most of us become very tight.
A device like Archmaker, puts you in a dancer’s point position, which totally releases the planter fascia muscle. That then becomes your new muscle memory. So when you wake up in the morning, your muscle is released. Pain goes away permanently because you trained it to do so.
Get to the root cause of your plantar fasciitis and get rid of it for good with Archmaker.