Throbbing foot pain is a common problem for those people who usually jog and walk as a form of exercise. The pain comes and goes depending upon the use of the feet under vigorous activities. Patients who are suffering this may describe it as a hot and sharp feeling at the bottom of the heel. There are many causes of heal pain. Some of these are arthritis, nerve irritation and the most common of all is the plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is a condition where too much pressure is put on the plantar fascia. As we put impact on our foot, the plantar fascia tends to stretch. Doing exercises like frequent jogging causes the plantar fascia to work too much and will stretch to its extent. This over-stretching is the reason of the pain. And it weakens the plantar fascia.
One of the basics of plantar fascitis treatment is that if you are overweight is to lose weight! People that are obese also have throbbing foot pain because too much weight will put too much strain on plantar fascia. Patients are advised to do stretching exercises that will help soothe the muscles on the feet and will help in the tightening of the muscles. And of course they are advised to lose weight so as to lessen the strain on the plantar fascia. For those who are frequent in outdoor exercises, they are advised not to overdo their activities and have a break now and then so as to give your feet a rest. Taking over-the-counter pain medicines will also such as ibuprofen will help lessen your throbbing foot pain.
High heeled shoes for women also give the feet a hard time. Wearing comfortable shoes and putting on pads on it will also lessen the strain in your feet and will aid in your recovery. If you are suffering this kind of heel pain you may undergo surgical or non-surgical treatment. And it is advisable to undergo surgery if the pain continues to up to several weeks.
Throbbing foot pain may also be diagnosed by having a bone a scan or x-rays so as to know what kind of heel pain you have and plantar fasciitis is the common condition of the patients.