EasierLiving Offers Products and Information about Plantar Fasciitis to Kick Off Running Season

More than 10 Percent of Americans – Many of them Runners – Live with Heel Pain and Stiffness from a Condition that is Easily Treatable

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While many solutions work in the short term, plantar fasciitis can be resolved for the long term with the right treatment plan. In fact, more than 90 percent of plantar fasciitis cases can be healed without surgery.

Dedham, MA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

While April is the unofficial start of running season, with the kickoff of the iconic Boston Marathon, foot wellness doesn’t nearly get as much attention as health issues that impact other parts of the body. For runners, foot pain is a major epidemic, in particular plantar fasciitis, which affects more than 10 percent of Americans and accounts for one million foot-related doctors visits per year. In honor of last week’s Boston Marathon, EasierLiving, an online shopping site and information resource dedicated to simplified caregiving, is providing tips, tricks and a broad range of products to help plantar fasciitis sufferers eliminate pain, regain mobility and heal the issue over time.    

Plantar fasciitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. Those who are most prone to it are runners who train long distances, those who stop and start running often or wear shoes that lack arch support. People suffering from it experience pain in their first steps out of bed, after sitting for a long time or even while exercising. Without proper treatment, plantar fasciitis only grows worse and ultimately impacts mobility. While many solutions work in the short term, plantar fasciitis can be resolved for the long term with the right treatment plan. In fact, more than 90 percent of plantar fasciitis cases can be healed without surgery.

For runners living with plantar fasciitis, EasierLiving put together checklist of things they can do to find relief and heal the condition permanently:

  •     Reassess your shoe collection: Go through your closet and reassess your footwear for comfort and support. Ensure that all of your shoes, not just your running sneakers, adequately support your heel or can be adjusted with the help of heel cups.
  •     Treat with anti-inflammatories and rest: Physicians advise that runners take acetaminophen or ibuprofen to lessen the inflammation. While this is a short-term remedy, it is imperative to long-term health. Ideally, a week-long rest is also encouraged to allow the condition to start healing.
  •     Ice, ice and ice again: According to Richard Allen, co-owner of PR Running, a specialty running store based in Westborough, Mass. and one of the most respected authorities on running in the Boston Metro region, icing your feet is a key component to recovery. Allen recommends filling up a plastic water bottle, freezing it and rolling it under your feet for 15-to-20 minutes a day to cut down on inflammation.
  •     Stretch, stretch and stretch again: Stretching is a highly effective remedy for plantar fasciitis. EasierLiving has compiled the top six stretches to help relieve heel pain quickly and easily.
  •     Invest in home healthcare supplies: Products specifically made for plantar fasciitis, including day and night splints, heel cups, arch support and insoles have been proven to be extremely beneficial in healing the condition. EasierLiving has a large selection of home healthcare supplies that provide relief, offer optimum support and get you on the road to recovery faster. The company’s most popular product for runners is the Freedom® Dorsal PF Night Splint, which is an easy-to-walk-in, flexible, cool and light-weight splint to wear in bed to ensure you wake up pain free.

“Plantar fasciitis is a stubborn injury and I always tell runners to beware of running through it – while your feet might feel good during your run, you’ll wake up in pain that will steadily increase over time” said Allen. “The key is to act on it as soon as you notice pain anywhere from your heel to your arch. Investing in proper footwear, stretching to maintain loose calf muscles, rolling before a run, icing your feet and staying hydrated all go a long way in getting through a plantar fasciitis injury.”

“As a runner myself, I am all too familiar with the pain of plantar fasciitis and the toll it takes on running and everyday life,” said Eileen Michaels, vice president eCommerce, EasierLiving. “At EasierLiving, we offer the most innovative, proven home healthcare supplies for runners suffering from plantar fasciitis. Our social-media-based community is also a resource, which I find invaluable, for people living with the condition to find out the latest information, tips and tricks to heal plantar fasciitis for the long haul.”

About EasierLiving
EasierLiving is a one-stop online store and information resource created to simplify life for the family caregiver. The company’s products and information promote self-respect by offering a broad line of superior home healthcare products for a wide range of health conditions that empower people to remain independent and live their best possible lives. The EasierLiving social media caregiver community also provides family caregivers with an opportunity to connect to real people who face similar circumstances for resources, up-to-date information and unwavering support. http://www.easierliving.com


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