Revs, Reflexology and Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, a strong band of tissue, similar to ligaments, that runs from your heel to the middle foot bones. It supports the arches of your feet and acts as a shock absorber. When this is weakened you may find support in this area is just what is needed to relieve the pain and the inflammation. Revs Reflexology Footwear works in two ways to support this condition, 1) Revs footwear and Reflexology Massage Insoles provide support to your arches and provides a shock absorbing sole and 2) Reflexology can support the immune system and help to reduce inflammation, working on and stimulating the adrenal glands and focusing on relaxation techniques. Massaging the feet may also release the tension in the feet, the fascia and the muscles.
Plantar fasciitis can be very painful, mainly on the heel or just in front of the heel on the bottom of your foot. Many people feel the pain worst first thing in the morning or after they have been sitting for long periods of time. This is because the fascia is pulled by the leg muscles or achilles tendon. The inflammation is then made worse by the foot dropping with no resistance, for example, when you are asleep and no muscles are being used to hold the foot.
If you suffer from plantar fasciitis you should see a podiatrist. Podiatrists may suggest orthotic insoles to support pronation of the foot, as some insoles can prevent the foot rolling which will help reduce the inflammation by putting less pressure on the leg muscles.
The right footwear and insoles can relieve the pain over time. If your plantar fasciitis is very severe, it may be necessary to strap the foot to keep the fascia in place and allow the inflammation to reduce or heel. Night splints can also be used to keep the foot in an upright position. Your last resort may be steroid injections.
If you would like more information about how Revs and Reflexology may help Plantar Fasciiits, please Contact Us By Email or Phone Us on: 0871 900 0220. We are always happy to help answer any individual or specific questions.
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