A primary cause of heel pain is a disorder called plantar fasciitis. This disorder is caused by strain of the plantar fascia, which is the ligament connecting the heel bone to the toes. This is the ligament that provides support to your arch. When the ligament is inflamed or strained, it causes a lot of pain in the heel or the bottom of the foot while a person is standing or walking. Plantar fasciitis occurs most often in middle-aged people, but is a common affliction of anyone who does a lot of running, standing or walking. Soldiers and athletes often complain of plantar fasciitis. Some causes include having high arches or flat feet, having feet that roll inward excessively while walking, being overweight or wearing ill-fitting shoes. You may want to ask your doctor about how to treat plantar fasciitis if you notice that your first few steps out of bed are excessively painful or if you have stiffness and pain in your feet that escalates as the day goes on.
Treatment varies from patient to patient and between differing degrees of severity, but healing plantar fasciitis can be relatively simple. Rest, ice and a plantar fasciitis wrap can help speed up the healing process. By getting a brace designed to provide support in the areas of the tendon, the ligament, and the arch, you can target plantar fasciitis and get rid of the pain more quickly than with just rest. Aircast makes great braces to treat plantar fasciitis.
One of the best models in braces to treat plantar fasciitis is the Aircast Airheel. The Airheel employs an effective and innovative method to treat heel pain. At the core of the healing process incited by the Airheel is the technology of the air cells used in the construction of the Airheel. The Airheel provides compression and pulsating support to heal your heel as you walk. With every step, the two air cells under the arch and behind the tendon deflate and inflate interchangeably, providing pulsating pressure where you need it most while walking. This way, your heel pain can gradually disappear while you walk, and your plantar fasciitis can be resolved.
The Aircast Airheel is ideal for athletes, since its lightweight design makes it easy to put on and take off and comfortable to wear in any situation. The Airheel goes on quickly and easily like a sock, and adjusts simply with the use of a single strap. Its sleek, breathable design fits nicely under footwear, and makes it easy to use with minimal discomfort and stress. By using the Airheel, you will not only minimize swelling and pain, you will do so with none of the inconvenience attached to large, uncomfortable braces. The Airheel will provide you with fast, easy relief and get you walking without pain in no time.