Plantar Fasciitis: Self-Treatment

If you have plantar fasciitis, it is very painful and can last a long time (months-years), but the more you do the following, likely the sooner your foot pain will go away. Here are some of the components of a Physical Therapy treatment plan and home exercise program. If you do these consistently and aggressively, …

Which Is Better For Pain Relief: Ice Or Heat? Part 1

If you have a local area of pain (back, neck, shoulder, knee, etc), you may have tried some over-the-counter remedies, including ice and heat. But which one should you use? 1. Use ice to treat swelling. This is especially true for swelling in the lower body (knee, ankle, foot). Prop your leg up so that …

Foot Pain from PLANTAR FASCIITIS

If you already have plantar fasciitis, here are some things you can do to help treat it. These things can also be done regularly to help prevent plantar fasciitis (foot pain in the arch and/or heel from inflammation of the plantar fascia). 1. Wear proper shoewear, especially when doing excessive walking, running or exercising.2. Stretch …