Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain in the heel. A thick, strong band of tissue called the plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot. This tissue can become damaged or inflamed, causing pain and difficulty moving the foot. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, plantar fasciitis accounts for about 80% of cases of heel pain. An estimated 10% of people will experience this problem during their lifetime (Medical News Today).
(side note: I’ve had this issue and it’s awful. My doctor literally tried to throw away my Nike’s in his exam room because he could bend my shoe in half and said they were garbage. GARBAGE. The shoes I paid over $100 for and he’s trying to throw them away. Um, excuse me? Anyways, in all seriousness, if you can bend your shoe in half, that is not a shoe you should be wearing. Here’s your reason to go buy new shoes!)
A 2022 overview of plantar fasciitis explains that the condition occurs when the plantar fascia, a ligament in the heel, degenerates and becomes irritated. This ligament is important for movement, shock absorption, and flexibility in the foot. People who have this condition may have trouble moving or excercising comfortably, develop pain, infections and bone contusions, and are more prone to injury if they fall.
Plantar fasciitis will not necessarily have one single cause. Several risk factors can increase a person’s likelihood of developing this condition such as age, running exercises, having flat feet, high arches or tight calf muscles. Being overweight or pregnant; both put more pressure on the feet/heels. It may also happen if you have arthritis, stand for long periods of times or eve wear high heels.
Thankfully, CBD can help the pain. We know research is limited surrounding CBD and pain, but many studies have proved the benefits of using CBD to reduce pain. For example, a 2015 studyTrusted Source researched rat models with arthritis. It found that CBD successfully lowered inflammation without any evident side effects (Medical News Today).
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