If you’re wearing a plantar fasciitis – or any other kind of – splint, you’re probably wondering, “Why is my thigh hurting while I’m wearing it?” This article will explain why this is happening, and what you can do about it. Listed below are some treatment options and stretching techniques for the thigh.
Pain in thigh
Conservative treatment for plantar fasciitis typically involves wearing a night splint or walking boot during the day. Dr. Huppin recommends this during the day. In addition, Drs. Kor and Langer may recommend stretching exercises, NSAIDs, and shoe modifications. In more severe cases, patients may require corticosteroid injections or surgery.
Some patients are uncomfortable wearing night splints. However, these splints reduce the morning pain because they keep the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia in a neutral position. Patients often report pain in the thigh while wearing a splint. Patients should also consider the time of day when wearing a splint to minimize the pain and discomfort in the morning.
The most common treatment for plantar fasciitis is conservative: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, orthoses, heel pads, and strapping. Nonweight bearing exercises and stretching may help reduce inflammation. Corticosteroid injections, meanwhile, are ineffective in long-term treatment. Surgery, however, may be necessary in more severe cases. However, surgery may be an appropriate option if your symptoms persist even after conservative treatments have proven ineffective.
Conservative treatment options include resting the foot on ice for 15 to 20 minutes each day and reducing the amount of activity. Orthotics can help distribute pressure evenly across the foot and ankle, while night splints may lengthen the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon. In some cases, patients may require NSAIDs or prefabricated inserts.
Stretching to relieve pain in thigh
One of the best ways to ease pain from plantar fasciitis is to stretch your plantar fascia. To do this, start by standing in front of a wall. Next, cross your foot over the knee of the opposite leg. Gently pull your affected foot towards you, and then hold it there for about 10 seconds. Repeat this process for each foot, and make sure to hold for at least 10 seconds each time.
A common plantar fasciitis stretch involves stretching the affected foot. Do not lift your foot up a wall or stretch it out with your hand. Instead, stretch your back foot while sitting on a chair or stool. Hold the stretch for at least 45 seconds, and then repeat it several times a day. Before beginning this exercise, make sure to consult a foot specialist for specific advice. They can tailor exercises to your needs and create a treatment plan for you.