Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
While plantar fasciitis is incredibly common, there’s no quick fix or magic antidote. The first step you can implement is known as RICE, or Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Let’s break that down:
Cut back your activity levels and try to stay off your feet as much as you can.
Ease the inflammation by rolling a frozen plastic water ball underneath your foot for about 10 minutes, a few times a day.
Wrap the heel to gain additional support. You can also try compression socks and shoes with extra heel support.
Put your feet up whenever possible to reduce swelling.
This standard protocol is simple, but it can work wonders. As soon as you start experiencing discomfort, implement these steps to start taking care of yourself and the pain.
There are also a few products which may help to heal or reduce pain when used in tandem with the RICE method. These include; compression socks, insoles, night splints and foot rollers.
Most importantly, it’s a good idea to get checked out by a podiatrist or medical professional as soon as you start experiencing heel pain. By addressing the problem quickly, you will heal quicker and more thoroughly. They can also make sure you aren’t experiencing pain because of a different, but less common, source of heel pain. These may require a different course of treatment.
Are You Or A Family Member Suffering With Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Pain In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?
If you're suffering from plantar fasciitis or heel pain you owe it to yourself to speak with our experienced podiatrists as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!