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Treatment Options

Treatment of plantar fasciitis begins with first-line strategies, which you can begin at home:

  • Stretching exercises. Exercises that stretch out the calf muscles help ease pain and assist with recovery.
  • Avoid going barefoot. When you walk without shoes, you put undue strain and stress on your plantar fascia.
  • Ice. Putting an ice pack on your heel for 10 minutes several times a day helps reduce inflammation.
  • Limit activities. Cut down on extended physical activities to give your heel a rest.
  • Shoe modifications. Wearing supportive shoes that have good arch support and a slightly raised heel reduces stress on the plantar fascia. Your shoes should provide a comfortable environment for the foot.
  • Medications. Nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Ibuprofen, may help reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Lose weight. Extra pounds put extra stress on your plantar fascia.

 

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