Plantar fasciitis and Calcaneal Spur are just two foot problems that are painful, inflammatory conditions of the foot that can make walking, exercise and at times, everyday life, difficult and unpleasant. Plantar fasciitis refers to inflammation of the thick band of connective tissue that runs along the sole of the foot, while Calcaneal Spur causes acute pain in the heel.
Both conditions are usually caused by:
- Over use/straining of the area
- Incorrectly fitted shoes
- High heels
- Physiological conditions like flat foot or feet which roll inwards
Discomfort while walking, after a long period of rest or when weight-bearing can all be symptoms of either condition. Incorrect management or ignoring the problem can lead to increased pain and stress on tendons and ligaments making correct, timely treatment extremely important.
Ayurvedic treatment of foot conditions centres on treating the root cause of the pain and inflammation. Treatments to help reduce inflammation and restore balance alongside rest, specific yoga postures and certain herbal preparation can all be used as part of a comprehensive treatment program.
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