Plantar Fasciitis, sounds like a very difficult word to pronounce. However, it is a common injury around players of these popular games in Singapore. Due to the nature and techniques these games require, it can increase the risk of Plantar Fasciitis.
Firstly, let us understand what exactly is Plantar Fasciitis. Simply put, it is an inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot which is called Plantar Fascia.
What happens is that due to overuse or high tension, small tears start to form in the plantar fascia. Below are some of the symptoms that you will experience:
- Stabbing pain on the bottom of your foot when you walk your first steps in the morning
But once foot warm up, pain decreases
Pain may return after long period of standing or getting up from a seated position
Will not feel pain during exercise but pain will only come after exercising
Now that we know what Plantar Fasciitis is, let's see what are some games that will have a higher chance of causing it?
Football / Soccer
So, can you see a similarity? Most of these games requires repeated taking-off motion and this puts the plantar fascia under severe stress. Over time, the effects of overuse sets in and there will be minor tears on the plantar fascia.
However, it is not the case whereby you should not continue to play the sports and games you love. Here are some simple things you can do but it will make a world of differences !
- Warm up your calves before playing!
- Wear shoes with proper arch support
Now that you have learnt something about plantar fasciitis, you can prevent the occurrence of it. So, do away with the pain and enjoy the sports and games you love with no worries!