Tension On The Arch And Limb On Impact Use Mind Body Relaxation – prior to landing your foot, relax the muscles of the shin and the rest of the limb so that the impact can enter the spring mechanism of your body without internal compressive force on it from tension. Nevertheless, there is an indirect relationship whereby if the toes are dorsiflexed the plantar fascia tightens via the windlass mechanism. If a tensile force is then generated in the Achilles tendon it will increase tensile strain in the plantar fascia. The Plantar Fascia is the flat band of tissue below the foot that runs beginning your toes to the heel What happens is that some kind of inflammation or slight tear occurs somewhere along the fascia and at this time there is an onset of pain that is usually felt on or around the ankle. Although the problem does not seem as serious as any type of injury or muscle tissue, it is notoriously difficult to cure. However, before steps toward healing occur, it is good to know how it develops and what would have helped him in the first place. The stretching of the foot and calf on a regular basis will help increase flexibility and reduce the risk of re-injury while relieving some of the pain. As your heels have an opportunity to rest, the swelling and inflammation will begin to naturally go down. You can increase this by icing the area and taking anti-inflammatory. Anti-inflammatory medicines can be obtained over the counter in sufficient strengths to help to this end, but you can also speak with your doctor about obtain a prescription level treatment that will radically reduce the swelling in this area. Purchase a "night splint" to hold your foot in the proper position to maintain the length of the tight calf muscle and prevent pressure from sheets and blankets from further irritating the injury. Most people are able to return to wearing regular shoeswithin one to two weeks after surgery, but will experiencesoreness in the heel as they walk. This soreness subsides week byweek, and by six weeks, most people have less pain than beforethe spur was removed. It generally takes a full 8 months beforethe soreness is totally gone. There will be some numbness on the bottom surface of theheel, but this is preferable to the pain associated with a heel spur. You will notice the numbness when you rub or scratch your heel,but it will not affect the way you walk. On your neck, cervical bone spurs can protrude inward, occasionally making it difficult to swallow or painful to breathe. Bone spurs can also push against veins, restricting blood flow to your brain. The goal when treating bone spurs is to minimize pain and prevent any additional joint damage. Treatment methods may include weight loss, stretching and physical therapy, rest and ice. Injections can reduce inflammation long enough to relieve symptoms. Medications such as ibuprofen or injections may be administered for pain. Bone spurs can be surgically removed in the case of serious damage and deformity.