Treatments to help:
Some tips to help with plantar fasciitis:
- Rest is extremely important. Use pain as your guide; if your feet hurt while standing or walking, limit the time spent on your feet.
- Ice the area under the heel and arch several times a day—especially after prolonged standing, walking and activity—to reduce inflammation and enable proper healing.
- A frozen water bottle or reusable gel ice pack is a great way to relieve pain at the end of a long day on your feet.
- TIPS: Keep a few frozen water bottles handy to use after an activity or work. While sitting on the couch, at your desk or eating a meal at the table, sooth your foot by applying ice under the arch with a frozen water bottle. Gel icepacks can also be used by wrapping it around your foot with tensor bandage for about 5-10 minutes. Remember when using an icepack, to always protect your skin with a layer of clothing or dish towel to prevent an ice burn.