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Are there plantar fasciitis treatments I can do at home?

Are there plantar fasciitis treatments I can do at home?
February 28th, 2023 /

In some cases, you may be able to address the pain caused by your plantar fasciitis at home. Treatments that may assist include:

  • Rest— Slowing down and moving less, while still remaining active to some degree, is important for recovery
  • Ice— Putting ice on your heel (not directly, but through a washcloth or towel) for 20 minutes four times a day may help to relieve pain
  • Massage— Massaging your foot before exercise, in conjunction with ice treatment, may assist
  • Medication— Pain medication that you can purchase over the counter may help to relieve pain, but ensure to follow the instructions. If you have any other conditions and/or take any other medications, consult with your doctor before starting any new medication
  • Changing footwear— Sometimes plantar fasciitis can be caused or exacerbated by wearing poorly fitting footwear. Try wearing shoes with good arch support, heel support, and general cushioning. You may wish to use padding or inserts to help with this
  • Splints— Wearing splints at night help to keep your foot straight and may assist in reducing pain

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