Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Plantar Fasciitis - A Simple Solution

I would like to share this story and maybe it will help you too. I believe the solution is simple to say but hard to implement, namely, lose weight. I have had Plantar Fasciitis for almost three years and tried various medications,numerous medical tests, acupuncture, stretches and nothing worked. The first step is to go to a doctor and request orthotics . The orthotic is a plastic device that is inserted into a shoe to help stabilize the foot and ankle. The orthotics enabled me to walk again, for short distances. After three years, I was only able to walk (with the help of the orthotics) short distances but, I was still unable to play tennis or jog. I finally decided to listen to my doctor and lose 30 pounds(from 215 to 185). I am now able to jog and play tennis, with some limitations. The bottom line, if you seriously want to rid yourself of Plantar Fasciitis, then lose weight. Not only will losing weight, cure Plantar Fasciitis, you will feel and sleep better and feel younger.