If you have difficulty walking or you feel as though you are walking on broken glass when you take your first steps out of bed in the morning. Then you may be dealing with plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is very common and is considered a repetitive strain injury to the ligament on the bottom of your foot. This strain injury can be caused by excessive walking or running, a jumping injury from landing or improper footwear.
Here is a simple protocol that you can use for mild plantar fasciitis by using essential oils and Epsom salt.
- Soak your foot in an Epsom salt bath, using hot or warm water with a quarter to half a cup of Epsom salt.
- Soak for 20 minutes, then, dry off your foot.
- Apply 2 drops of deep blue (soothing, achy muscles) and lemongrass (anti-inflammatory) over the affected area.
- Massage the area.
- Roll your foot over a lacrosse ball for no more than two minutes. NOTE: if you feel as though you need more pressure, you can upgrade to a golf ball.
- if you need more pressure attention, then you can upgrade to the golf ball.
This is a great adjunct to the treatment provided by your healthcare provider. Be sure to have a proper assessment and diagnosis prior to using this protocol to be sure that you are helping the right area.
NOTE: This is not a quick fix, give it time and don’t forget to wear more comfortable shoes daily. Also be aware that essential oils are most beneficial at the first sign of an issue.
Yours in health,
Dr. Erica ~