What is the relationship between diet and Plantar Fasciitis?

According to The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, approximately two million United States residents seek plantar fasciitis treatment on a yearly basis. Plantar fasciitis requires conventional treatment to heal pain, as well as other related symptoms. We recommend patients gain medical advice prior to using any natural treatments.

Consuming Foods Which Can Prevent Anti-Inflammatory

The main cause of the plantar fascia is inflammation. Thus, it is best to consume foods which can help reduce the spread of any kind of swelling or inflammation throughout the body. Among various nutrients, they are:

Veggies and Fruits

We all know that both kinds of foods are beneficial in the curing of diseases and maintaining our health. This is because they are rich in fibre, minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals and antioxidants. Bright, green vegetables include anti inflammatory properties such as; spinach, broccoli, carrots – all kinds of fruits prove healthy and beneficial too. Consuming plenty of these healthy foods on a daily basis improves treatment results.


Oils that include ‘good’ fats such as Omega-3 fatty acids are recommended, for example; canola oil, oily fish, rice bran oil, walnut oil, and flax seeds or even pumpkin seeds and grape seed oil. Monounsaturated fatty acid, found in nuts, avocados and olive oil are proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.


Affordable and easily accessible, protein sources include fish or any kind of seafood, lean poultry, soy food, pecans and many kinds of nuts.


The human body must have a plentiful supply of water, whether it is through bottled water, tap, fruit juices, vegetable juice, non-fat milk or herbal tea.

Conversely, there are several food types which should be avoided, namely; sugar, processed foods, junk foods and fatty meats. These food types may worsen inflammation and so it is best to replace them with food like pasta or bread or food containing 100% whole grains. Although you do not need to avoid sugar completely, it is best to reduce your intake of sugar through sugary drinks, desserts, sweets, pastries and so forth

Vegetables containing solanine may also have increase pain, for example; eggplant, tomatoes and potatoes and so are best avoided in order to reduce pain

Tips on Anti-inflammatory Diet

  • Consume fish or red meat which has less fat

  • Consume salad with more fresh veggies

  • Consume fruits for snacks, and keep away from sweets and cookies. Fresh veggies and nuts are also recommended

  • Consume tofu, tempeh and high protein nuts

  • Fry anything with olive or canola oil

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