Saturday, February 20, 2016

Plantar Fasciitis - My Achilles heel

We know what an Achilles heel is - a weakness in spite of overall strength, which can actually or potentially lead to downfall. But what is Plantar Fasciitis and why it has become my Achilles heel?

Well to start with, 'heel' is common in both. And perhaps it is the severe pain in the heel, that is what Plantar Fasciitis is, the Achilles heel was coined to show great weakness as a pain in the heel is really devastating and utterly agonizing. I did not know this till I got Plantar Fasciitis a month ago.

Initially I attributed the pain to my slippers which have a straight hard bed - but then by and by even driving became difficult as despite driving an automatic car, the accelerator pedal has to be pressed with my right foot and the heel pain continued to grow more painful. Moreover, the pain got worse in mornings when trying to stand on the feet while getting out of the bed.

Like all good pain bearers, I continued to endure it till it became difficult for me to walk or even to drive. I consulted many sites on the internet to find a remedy, and did try some 'unique' home remedies to cure my heel pain - but nothing happened. It is then my family forced me to visit the doctor and get a treatment for it.

The doctor knew well what my problem was and gave me two tablets: One to fight inflammation and other for muscle relaxation in addition to a few exercises that I could do at home and insertion of a heel pad in my shoe.

And the miracle happened right after the first day of medicine and exercises - the pain subsided to a great extent. And now I can walk comfortably without giving any sign of heel pain - my Achilles heel has gone and so the Plantar Fasciitis.

If you happen to have a heel pain, do not delay it and visit your doctor ASAP - lest you want to endure pain and then still visiting the doctor as the pain will never go away with proper treatment.

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