Disclaimer: The information on this page is intended for individuals who have been medically diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. If you suspect that you have plantar fasciitis then it is important to visit a qualified medical professional in order to rule out any other possible causes prior to considering any advice or treatment option.
Is plantar fasciitis pain stopping you from jogging, playing sports, wearing your favourite pair of shoes and maybe even affecting your work, exercise or lifestyle in general?
Before we look at how the OSMO Patch can help let’s firstly get a better understanding of a few important questions such as; what is plantar fasciitis, what causes plantar fasciitis, what are the signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis and what are the treatments for plantar fasciitis.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory condition caused by overusing or over-stressing the plantar fascia (the foot’s arch tendon). This condition is usually characterised by the irritation and inflammation of the band of tissues that support the arch of the foot, also known as the plantar fascia.
Plantar fasciitis is most common among runners, overweight people and pregnant women. People wearing shoes with inadequate padding and support are also at high risk of developing this condition.
What are the common causes of Plantar Fasciitis?
This condition may be caused by any, or a combination, of the following:
- Tight calf muscles: This causes high-velocity pronation of the foot which leads to repetitive overstretching of the plantar fascia. The fascia loses strength, becomes stiff and gets inflamed eventually.
- Over-pronation: This happens when the foot rolls inward too much when walking (excessive pronation)
- Extra load on the feet: Sudden increase in weight can over-strain the plantar fascia.
- Wearing of footwear with poor arch support: Ideal footwear should be lace-up, flat and with good cushioning.
- Walking, standing and running on hard surfaces over a long period of time can also contribute in the gradual development of plantar fasciitis.
What are the symptoms and signs of plantar fasciitis?
People with plantar fasciitis experience a sharp, shooting pain in the heel area. Usually the pain in the heel is first felt when taking the first step in the morning after getting out of bed. The degree of pain may increase throughout the day. The heel may hurt the most when climbing stairs or after a prolonged standing.
Common symptoms experienced by people with plantar fasciitis include the following:
- pain under the heel
- pain along the arch and when pressing the inside of the heel
- morning heel pain due to the tightening of the fascia overnight
- pain when stretching the plantar fascia
Plantar fasciitis treatment
Plantar fasciitis treatment may vary depending on the degree of pain and severity of the condition.
Nonsurgical plantar fasciitis treatment may include the following:
- Resting or minimising physical activities
- Rolling feet on ice or on cold, bottled water for 20 minutes
- Taking anti-inflammatory, non-steroidal medications (as per doctor’s prescription)
- Specialised and localised exercise such as calf stretching and plantar fascia stretching
- Cortisone injections
- Wearing of supportive footwear and orthotics
- Wearing of night splints
- Enrolling into a physical therapy program
- Undergoing extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT)
If pain becomes more advanced, then the following surgical procedures may be performed:
- Gastrocnemius recession
- Plantar fascia release
- Endoscopic release
- Ultrasound-guided fasciotomy
- Coblation surgery (topaz technique)
How can the OSMO Patch Help?
Combined with adequate rest the OSMO Patch offers a 100% natural and complimentary method to reduce inflammation and pain associated with plantar fasciitis and may be used;
- In conjunction with other treatments
- By individuals that may have already tried anti-inflammatory drugs and steroid injections with little to no benefit.
- Unable to use anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids due to age or a pre-existing medical condition.
- Worried about painful and invasive procedures such as cortisone injections and surgery, or
- By anyone just wishing to use natural complimentary treatments.
The OSMO Patch has been developed to naturally draw fluid from the body and reduce swelling and associated pain in common joint and muscular conditions such as plantar fasciitis.
Just apply the OSMO Patch directly over the area of pain before going to bed; the OSMO Patch then goes to work removing fluid and stimulating blood flow continuously through the night while you sleep. When you wake up just remove the used patch and then simply discard.
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What’s more the OSMO Patches are:
- 100% natural
- Drugs & Steroid Free
- Non-Invasive & Pain free… and,
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So if you are ready for a natural & effective approach to supporting the relief of inflammation & pain due to plantar fasciitis then the OSMO Patch is the Answer!