3 Ways to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis from Starting
“Oh no,” you grumble to yourself as the alarm clock begins to roar. “It’s time to get up.” For most people, thinking about waking up in the morning is already a tumultuous task, but for those suffering with plantar fasciitis pain, the thought of getting out of bed can be described as sheer torture.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Plantar Fasciitis is described as “stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel. The pain is usually worst with the first few steps after awakening, although it can also be triggered by long periods of standing or getting up from a seated position.” Many individuals can feel the pain in their heel, arch, or even radiating throughout the foot.
For anyone who has experienced plantar fasciitis, the description of “stabbing pain” is nothing short of accurate. The pain can affect daily life, including walking, working out, and running. Trying to find ways to temper the pain can be frustrating, and result in hours of stretching, taping, night splints, and foot exercises.
So how can you prevent plantar fasciitis from even starting? The Marc Pro team and ambassadors, have some helpful tips on plantar fasciitis prevention so that you can keep working out at your best without any pesky “forced-breaks” from training.
- Pro runner, Jordan Hasay, has been dealing with Plantar Fasciitis pain throughout the summer and is still using the Marc Pro Plus to help keep plantar fasciitis from returning again. She uses the different frequency settings to address pain and help with muscle reconditioning in the foot.
- Making an inexpensive heating tool can help warm up the muscles of the foot, especially before intense movements. A sock filled with white rice is very simple to make (Simply fill a sock with rice and use a hair tie to seal the sock. That’s it—you are done!). Once you have your rice sock, microwave it from 1 minute to 90 seconds, depending on your microwave settings, and place at the bottom of your foot for instant heating. Best of all, you can keep reusing this device to heat any area of the body that might be a bit sore and could use some warmth! Want the complete directions for this helpful creation? Find directions here.
- The Marc Pro and Marc Pro Plus are tools that can help with plantar fasciitis prevention. They can also help address a “niggle” before it becomes a larger issue. Try this Marc Pro electrode placement specifically for feet that can aid in plantar fasciitis prevention. Please note the specific frequency settings and intensity for this electrode placement.
Have you found effective ways to prevent plantar fasciitis? Tweet at @theMarcPro with your best plantar prevention tip!