15 April 2011

A Few Common Myths About Plantar Fasciitis

When people start to experience pain in the feet, the first thing that many of them do is go see a doctor. After all, doctors are supposed to be the experts when it comes to any type of bodily pain. But the reality is that yours is probably wrong when it comes to fasciosis/Plantar Fasciitis. It is a fairly good bet that you said at least one of the following: first myth: NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. are a good treatment for fasciitisVery Plantar often, doctors will prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen, and the reason is that, according to them, Plantar Fasciitis is the result of inflammation. But the most recent research show that this is really not true. Since the origin of the problem is not that the doctors think it is, naturally NSAIDs cannot do much to help. If you have never taken the ibuprofen and so on for Plantar Fasciitis, the chances are that you can have understood some temporary relief of pain... but it probably really did nothing to help the underlying State.Second myth: you should take some time off the coast and let cure the Plantar fascia.It is true that the application or exercise that caused your shutdown problem will result in less pain during the period where you are at rest, this is not really the problem "cure". You need the right kind of help, and if you don't get, when you return to the activity you are going to a repetition of the exact same pain experience. Essentially, this is another example of the benefits of the (wrong) idea that the Plantar fascia pain due to inflammation. If you really inflammation, some time away from the activity will leave your body to heal, but with Plantar Fasciitis in the long term (a word which begins to be looked at with suspicion, if you have had the condition for some time)(, it is almost a bet sure it is Plantar fasciosis), this happens. In addition, think about it: If you're a professional athlete or something like the work of store clerk (i.e., standing on your feet all day in the life), can you really take that much time off? Personally, I don't know too many people who can.Third myth: Plantar Fasciitis can be cured with herbal supplementsThe crowd of alternative medicine - doctors included - really like it. Yes, some herbal supplements can reduce pain Fasciitis - if you can get enough of it in a pill or the capsule - but none of them is a real cure. Things like turmeric and willow bark, which are usually recommended, function through the inhibition of COX - 2 production mechanisms. What is "COX-2"? Well, it is an enzyme that controls of certain forms of inflammation and pain. But then again, what is generally called "Plantar Fasciitis" is usually really Plantar fasciosis, which is not an inflammatory condition. Any remedy that you get these supplements is probably because of their effect on the mechanism of reduction of real pain rather that on the condition of the Plantar fascia root.