Plantar Fasciitis is a Pain!

October 09, 2020

Plantar Fasciitis is a Pain!

Plantar Fasciitis was a plague over the summer, a plague!  I do admit it was my fault, I spent too much time in flip flops or barefoot on tile floors.  My feet are happiest in a pair of hiking boots with foot beds so summertime is always a rude awakening for them. Short of donning hiking boots in the middle of summer, I did manage to find a few things that worked for me.

First and foremost...
I had to say goodbye to "carefree days" in flip flops.

I also tried to remember to stretch my calves often, especially first thing in the morning, this helped immensely!

Plantar Fasciitis can be debilitating, making it difficult to stand too long or walk very far. It's a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia which is a thick connective tissue that starts at the heel bone and runs along the sole of the foot to the toes.

When the plantar fascia gets inflamed, yowsers!

Along with a better choice of footwear and stretching I used an EO protocol that helped so much! The protocol is simple but you need to be consistent to get results!

1 drop Lemongrass {tendon/ligament repair}
1 drop Birch {pain relief}
1 drop Silver Fir {inflammation}

....with little Naked Salve for a nice application massage (and softer feet).

I layered these EOs, ie: I applied Lemongrass on the painful area first, followed by Birch then drove the EOs in with Silver Fir and placed a hot compress over the area for 10 minutes. Divine! I didn't always have time for a hot compress, but it does speed the healing along.

~ Apply EOs first thing in the morning then stretch the calf muscles well, toes pointed upward.
~ Apply again after work if needed and before bed, this is a great time to use a hot compress, it's very relaxing this time of day.

You should see results in a few days if you're consistent but in the meantime, the EOs can help manage the pain.