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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.
If you are in acute pain, please consult your doctor before booking an appointment at Spa Vert. Do not do any of these suggestions if you have restricted range of motion or have any pain when trying them.