Tips for traveling easier with plantar fasciitis
Even if you don’t have foot problems now, everyone in your family should wear comfortable, supportive shoes when you travel. “Comfortable and supportive” does not have to mean athletic shoes, though they are a good option. Good shoes are often not cheap shoes, but they can last for years.
The Big 3Three
If you suspect plantar fasciitis, some of the best treatments are easy, inexpensive and portable:
- Stretching: Stretch several times each day to reduce plantar fasciitis pain.
- Ice: Freeze a disposable water bottle and roll it under your foot for 15-30 minutes per day while you’re watching television, checking your email, etc.
- Ibuprofen: Reduce swelling and pain.
Wear arch supports
Wearing an arch brace supports and lifts the plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue which helps maintain the arch of the foot. Use Protragen adjustable arch support which can provide relief from the inflammation and pain and can be worn outside.