Around the web – From Times of India
A great article from Debarati S Sen published in Times of India. To read the complete article click here: Say Good Morning to Pain Free Feet.
Here is an excerpt:
Plantar Fascial loading is common among women who stand for long hours — homemakers who cook and clean on their feet and working women, who commute by trains and stand for long. What actually starts off as a foot pain will later affect the whole biomechanics (study of how the bones, muscles, tendon and ligament work together to cause movement) of your body.
Here are ways to deal with it:
– Before you get out of your bed, do some warm-up and stretching. Simply move your foot and ankle — sideways, up and down.
– Do cold fomentation for 15-20 minutes three to four times a day.
– Wear scientifically designed orthotics (insoles and slippers) and the right-size footwear (length and width).
– Do strengthening exercise for foot and ankle, targeting the weak and tight muscles.
– In case you are overweight, take proper nutrition to ensure weight loss. This will stop excessive overloading on joints such as knees.