ial time when this thick band of tissue heals and isn’t required to handle stress. However, if you roll out of bed and stand up quickly, this band of tissue can tear as it suddenly is forced to bear weight. That’s why plantar fasciitis is often worse in the morning. Before you take your first steps, point, twist, flex and bend your foot and ankle so that the area can get used to movement and activity before it has to bear your body weight.
4. Wearing Unsupportive Shoes – Plantar fasciitis is more common in patients with high arches, and if you don’t wear shoes that accommodate for your specific foot shape, it can make symptoms of plantar fasciitis much worse. You need to make sure that your foot arch is supported and that your shoes are preventing problems, not contributing to them. If you have questions about your shoes, reach out to a foot specialist like Dr. Silverman.
5. Eating Too Much Sugar – Elevated blood sugar levels in your body can trigger inflammation, which in turn will make your plantar fasciitis worse. Cutting back on refined sugars can not only help to calm inflammation in your body, but it can also help with your weight, another factor on this list.
So while active treatment options are important for fixing your plantar fasciitis, so too is avoiding things that could inadvertently make your condition worse. If you need help getting a handle on your plantar fasciitis condition, reach out to Dr. Silverman’s office today.