Safe And Effective Natural Remedies For Plantar Fasciitis
Foot pain is no fun. If walking hurts, especially first thing in the morning, you may be dealing with plantar fasciitis. While there are many suggestions for how to ease plantar fasciitis pain -- such as steroids, the cure remains a mystery for this type of foot pain. However, these natural remedies for plantar fasciitis work safely and effectively anytime a flare up may occur.
Statistics show that plantar fasciitis affects more than 10% of the population in their lifetime and accounts for between 11-15%6 of all adult foot symptoms requiring the care of a medical professional.
Not All Natural Remedies For Plantar Fasciitis Work
You can stretch your foot. You can massage your foot. You can put your foot over a rolling pin on the floor, and while all these natural remedies for plantar fasciitis may feel good and may temporarily ease your foot pain, they are not addressing the cause of your condition. There are more effective natural remedies for plantar fasciitis that address the root of the problem.
Plantar Fasciitis is Neurological
Although you’re feeling pain in your foot, the pain you are experiencing from plantar fasciitis is neurological and originates from your nervous system. Once you understand this, it is easier to know how to treat your pain. Nerve pain or damage, whether it be in your foot, hands, chest, face or legs has one cause: inflammation, which is more likely a response to a viral issue such as Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) or Shingles, which both originate from the herpes family.
So far you’ve learned you have a nerve issue, likely caused by a viral issue. Now we’re getting somewhere.
“The end goal of the EBV is to attack the nervous system,” according to Epstein Barr Expert and NY Times Best Selling Author, Anthony William. Plantar Fasciitis is usually an indication that you’ve had the virus for some time. It is a popular and common symptom along with neuropathy for diabetics who are also unknowingly dealing with EBV.
While the pain is in your foot, what you’re actually dealing with is an inflammation of the main plantar nerve, also known as the calcaneal nerve, as well as the medial plantar nerve (which runs along the inside, central part of the arch) and lateral plantar nerve (which runs along outside, central part of the arch).
Natural Remedies For Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis can be healed naturally and permanently. While the massages and extra pampering may feel good in the short-term, the best and only way to rid yourself of this common foot pain is to address your nerve inflammation.
Natural remedies for plantar fasciitis are herbal and consist of taking three readily available herbs that calm the nervous system and get you back on your feet and pain-free within hours.
These herbs are the ‘triple threat’ against plantar fasciitis because they are anti-viral as well as anti-inflammatory. They are calming to the nervous system, effective in cleansing the blood and provide a natural and safe steroidal effect to reduce pain. These three natural remedies for plantar fasciitis come in non-alcoholic herbal tinctures that are easy to take together or separately with water before going to bed. The three go-to natural remedies for plantar fasciitis are:
- Lemon Balm
- Cat’s Claw
- Red Clover
To further enhance your healing, drinking fresh grated ginger as a tea throughout the day works exceptionally well at conquering inflammation in the body caused by plantar fasciitis. What is more ginger tea can be taken along with the above herbal recommendations safely, as well as turmeric, which is known to be a more effective pain killer than acetaminophen or NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.)
Foods To Eat To Avoid Recurrence
To avoid a reoccurrence of plantar fasciitis, it is really important to remove foods from the diet that aggravate the nervous system. Removing foods from the diet that contain MSG and artificial sweeteners goes a long way toward avoiding further reoccurrence of plantar fasciitis, since both MSG and artificial sweeteners are neurotoxins that instigate inflammation of the nervous system.
While artificial sweeteners are more clearly labeled and more recognizable on nutritional labels, foods that contain MSG are less conspicuous. MSG is often hidden on nutrition labels as “natural flavorings,” “vanilla flavor” or as “citric acid”. MSG is also labeled hidden on labels as whey protein.
Always work with your practitioner to monitor your healing progress or with a competent Naturopath or Holistic Nutrition Professional to overcome viral issues and ensure your diet supports your nervous system health instead of worsening it.