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Treatments For Plantar Fasciitis You Can Try At Home

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Plantar fasciitis is a condition that can affect one or both of the feet. It can feel like needles in the feet and can be very painful, especially when at rest, or when you take your first steps after being at rest. This condition can leave you in a lot of pain and make you unable to do typical things you would do in your normal day-to-day routine. If you have had the signs of plantar fasciitis, you should get to a podiatrist for the right diagnosis and to get any necessary treatments for this condition. If you have already been diagnosed, there are some treatment options you can try at home that will help ease the pain from this condition.

Over-The-Counter Pain Reliever

You can try an over-the-counter pain reliever to alleviate the pain you feel daily. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on dosage and do not take it for longer than necessary, as some pain medications can cause stomach issues, or affect other medical issues you may have. Take the pain reliever when you feel pain in your heels or to allow you to get rest after a long day of being on your feet. It may also help alleviate swelling that you may have as well.

Rest And Ice

Icing your feet may also help alleviate pain and swelling. You should put your feet up and use an ice pack on your heels or on the bottom of your feet to reduce inflammation and ease the pain you may feel. Putting up your feet can help with swelling. Place something soft beneath the heels of your feet to help prevent further pain in the heels from being in a position for too long.

Kinesiology Tape

Using kinesiology tape on the heels and arch of the feet can help assist with pain, especially when you need to be on your feet. It can help give additional support to the feet when you are on the move, and you can keep the tape on your feet when you are at rest as well to help with the pain as well.

Foot Soak

Soak your feet in a warm foot bath with Epsom salts and allow them to rest and relax after a long day. Allow the Epsom salts to remove toxins from the body and reduce inflammation in the feet. Use a foot soak at least a few times per week to help with pain and inflammation.

If you have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, you should follow your podiatrist's orders for pain relief, and you can also use the tips above to help as well. If you have not been diagnosed with this condition, but you feel that you may have it, get to the podiatrist for a proper diagnosis. 

For more info about plantar fasciitis relief, contact a local doctor.