Plantar fasciitis is a painful injury among athletes. The pain is either a deep ache or a sharp stab along the arch or in the heels’ middle, either one of which will require avoidance of running activities until healing is completed.
The following are considered as excellent tools for lessening the pain from plantar fasciitis. Keep in mind that you must still consult with your Healthpointe doctor about the treatment for the underlying causes of your plantar fasciitis; visit any of our clinics for a specialist consultation, such as the Colton clinic (which is conveniently located near Rialto, Bloomington, San Bernardino, Loma Linda, Highgrove, and Grand Terrace).
- Molded pack
While you can use a bag of frozen peas to ease the inflammation, you will enjoy better results with a molded ice pack. This is because the pack can deliver sufficient cold temperatures in hard-to-reach areas, thanks to the unique design of a deep heel cup and a raised arch. The result: The ice pack will stay in complete contact with your injured foot’s bottom, which cannot be said for a bag of frozen peas.
You can also invest in a brace, which will provide adequate support through your foot’s arch. In most braces, a strap wraps around the mid-foot for arch support while silicone inserts provide a soft yet snug hold. The result: You will experience moderate pain relief especially when the brace is wrapped around your injured foot according to instructions.
Ask your coach or doctor about a sock designed to tether your toes to your shin. The design ensures a gentle stretch on your plantar fascia, thus, resulting in decreased pain and increased flexibility when you take your first steps in the morning.
Of course, these are just tools for home remedies for pain relief in plantar fasciitis. You should discuss other treatment methods, too.
Discuss your options on plantar fasciitis treatment with our doctors at any of our Healthpointe clinics, such as the one at Irwindale (which can also be accessed by patients from Duarte, Azusa, West Covina, Vincent, and Mayflower Village).
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