Why do my ankles pain so much?
Q: I am a 24 years old man having pain in the ankles and knees. I had been on a trip where I walked a lot and later felt pain and swelling in my left ankle, which lasted for a couple of days. Now my ankles pain and swell whenever I walk around 2-3 km. Last month, the bone dentisometry test result was below normal, near the risk percentage. What supplementary diet changes can be made for bone related problems?
A:Your symptoms suggest that you might be suffering from what is known as a Plantar Fascitis. The most common cause of plantar fascitis relates to faulty structure of the foot. For example, people who have problems with their arches—either overly flat feet or high-arched feet—are more prone to developing plantar fascitis. Wearing non-supportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces puts abnormal strain on the plantar fascia and can also lead to plantar fascitis. This is particularly evident when a persons job requires long hours on their feet. Obesity also contributes to plantar fascitis. In brief the treatment of plantar fascitis is as follows:
- Stretching exercises - Exercises that stretch out the calf muscles help ease pain and assist with recovery.
- Avoid going barefoot - When you walk without shoes, you put undue strain and stress on your plantar fascia.
- Ice - Putting an ice pack on your heel for 10 minutes several times a day helps reduce inflammation. Limit activities. Cut down on extended physical activities to give your heel a rest.
- Shoe modifications - Wearing supportive shoes that have good arch support and a slightly raised heel reduces stress on the plantar fascia. Your shoes should provide a comfortable environment for the foot. Placing pads in the shoe softens the impact of walking
- Medications - Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, may help reduce pain and inflammation.