Can driving cause plantar fasciitis?
My commute requires me to spend long hours behind the wheel, often resulting in some pain and discomfort in my ankle and heel. Pain-relieving medication helps for temporary relief, but I’m worried my driving habits are resulting in a more serious medical problem. Is it possible to develop plantar fasciitis or a similar ailment as the result of excessive driving?
- Take frequent breaks during longroad tripsto stretch your legs and enhance blood flow
- Wear shoes that fit properly, are comfortable, and are shock absorbent, like a sneaker as opposed to a high heel
- Engage in aftercare like foot rubs and applying ice to relieve tension after long drives