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Natural Remedy Options for Plantar Fasciitis

Healthy living takes on many different forms, depending on each person’s needs and knowledge, resources and sensitivities. With the expansive reach and ease of finding anything on the internet, learning about natural remedies, of old and new discovery, is easier than ever. Essential oils, filtered water, organic eating, epsom salt, spices, growing your own food, sweat therapy, yoga and so much more are all parts of the recently expanded and rapidly growing wellness industry. Many health and bodily discomforts bring the opportunity to find comfortable clothing alternatives from the once expected stiff, itchy and tight wardrobe choices of old,  Plantar Fasciitis is something that plagues thousands of people, and rears its painful head (or foot – get it?) Let’s take a look at some commonly used remedies for this painful situation:

  1. Anti-inflammatory agents. Inflammation is the body’s way of saying there’s something wrong. Whether it’s inflicted pain from injury, or a result of toxicity in the body from food, drinks, medications and other environmental factors, inflammation can cause a plethora of health problems. Combining approaches of consuming cleaner food and drinks, as well as applying topical anti-inflammatory options such as lavender essential oil to help ease the pain with its anti-inflammatory properties can provide some relief. Also, spices like turmeric provide amazing anti-inflammatory benefits and can be added to drinks, smoothies or any meal. 
  2. Consider getting shoes for plantar fasciitis. When other remedy options provide some relief but not quite enough day to day, there are always options to get special shoes designed to help with your foot pain and provide the right amount and type of support for your daily comfort. Replacing old athletic shoes, or your daily shoes, can provide a renewed sense of comfort, support and cushion for your feet. 
  3. Drink plenty of water, and exercise. These two things are often the easiest things we can do for our health and bodies, and often the most overlooked. Drinking plenty of water each day provides the fluids our bodies need to flush out all of the toxins and built up hormones and other chemicals that can accumulate over time, causing issues across our bodies that can pop up in different forms, such as plantar fasciitis. Exercising, even in the form of a daily walk, can aid in the flow of blood and hormone functionality in the body. Walking is one of the most natural activities for humans, and many of us aren’t doing it enough to experience all of its benefits.

Whatever your choice of remedy that works best for you, making small changes can make big impacts on your daily comfort and health. Foot pain can quickly infiltrate the rest of life, so addressing it sooner, rather than later, whether with new shoes or with simple daily changes of water intake and exercising, can make all of the difference for you later on. Even if plantar fasciitis isn’t something that plagues you, the remedies mentioned above can help with a number of other ailments and their prevention, too. 

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