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Treatment Of Your Plantar Fasciitis You Can Do At Home

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If you have plantar fasciitis, you know how much pain it can cause you when you're at rest rather than when you're moving about. If you have plantar fasciitis but you haven't been diagnosed with this condition, you should get to the podiatrist to see if you actually have this condition or if you have some other foot problem. You could also have heel spurs or an issue with your arches. If you've been diagnosed, there are things you can do at home to help treat this condition. Read on for a few treatments that may help you.

Elevate Your Feet

Elevating your feet may help keep the pain level down. It can also help reduce any swelling or inflammation you have in your feet. When you get home after a long day, lay down or sit down with your feet elevated above your heart to help reduce swelling in your feet that you may have. Plantar fasciitis is usually felt more when you're at rest, so elevating them may help reduce this pain.

Perform Foot Stretches

Stretching your feet can help with plantar fasciitis as well. Stretch your feet by pointing them to the floor and towards the ceiling. Repeat this on both feet at least 10 times. Pick up items with your feet to stretch the ligaments in your feet. Pressing the ball of your foot up against the wall and lean into the wall with your foot to stretch the arch of your foot and the ligaments in your foot as well.

Wear Supportive Shoes

Wear shoes that support your feet properly. Shoes that are worn out or that don't have enough cushion can harm your feet and you may end up with pain in your feet, or this may have been what caused your plantar fasciitis in the first place. Be sure you invest in new shoes often, especially when they begin to wear out, and add inserts to shoes to help give you extra support to your entire arch, your heels and the balls of your feet. 

Add Extra Support

When needed, add extra support to your feet by wearing socks with support elastic in them or by using kinesiology tape on your feet. Tape up your arch and your heel to support your entire foot. Socks with extra elastic that support your arches can also be beneficial as well.

If you have plantar fasciitis or you suspect you have this condition, go to the podiatrist for treatment options. Try using the above-mentioned tips to help treat this condition at home.

To learn more, contact a resource like Advanced Foot Clinic.