Effective Plantar Fasciitis Remedies

Try some of these plantar fasciitis remedies at home and see how best they can help you. You might only need a little support foot wears from the store to accompany your alternative methods.

Plantar fasciitis is a heel pain that is frequent among many people.

It is swelling, warmth, irritation, and redness of the band of tissue that bridges the heel bone to the metatarsal bones at the bottom of the toes.

This causes pain on the bottom of the foot near the heel. People mostly at risk with this kind of foot pain are runners, overweight people, pregnant women, and those who don’t have appropriate shoe support.

Many people have tried natural plantar fasciitis remedies with some success, so read through the remedies discussed below and see which one can be applied to your problem area.

Home remedies for plantar fasciitis

Toe exercise for treatment

Sit with one leg crossed over the other, and take one hand to pull the toes back toward the shin for 10 seconds to stretch the arch of the foot.

Do this exercise ten times, and do it 3 times in a day before you take the first step in the morning, and before you stand, after sitting for a long time. You will notice some changes in your condition.

Magnet therapy for treatment

This alternative method is called magnetotherapy. Our bodies are made of different electromagnetic fields. Magnetic fields penetrate the body without any hindrance. It is a noninvasive and nontoxic treatment method for healing the body. Try to place some magnetic insoles in your shoes to relieve symptoms.

Here is another observance: Another field of research from Mayo Clinic discovered that regular insoles just work as good as that of the magnet. They believe the heel pain may reduce with magnet or no magnet in the pad. So you decide which pad to get.

Stretching to prevent pain

Plantar fasciitis can occur as a result of calf muscles that are tight. If your muscle is not able to withstand certain forceful actions and exercises, it will shift the shock to the heels. A simple exercise can help stretch the muscles and possibly heal the aches in the heel.

Do a little exercise or walking to warm up your calf muscles first, then go and stand on a lower step. Hold on to a stair railing and step on the edge of the step with your toes, raising and lowering your heels for great stretching. Repeat this process about 20 times and do it one time a day for treatment.

Homeopathic plantar fasciitis remedies

Rhus tox: Rhus tox is for aching feet that are more comfortable when walking, but are more painful when you are sitting or resting at night.

Ruta graveolens: If your pain gets worse when you take a step, and if movement makes you tired and cranky, consider using ruta graveolens for relief.

Phytolacca decandra: This remedy is for treating people who feel better when they sit down with their feet up, and worse when the feet is down. It is also for heel pain that feels like electric shock.

Arnica herb remedy

Arnica stimulates the healing of swollen and inflamed tissue that may be due to chronic over use or fracture. Cool the affected area with ice for 5 minutes and place oil of arnica in the foot pad 2 to 3 times daily for treatment.

Shoe inserts

One of the best treatments for plantar fasciitis, is the special made shoe insert. This is a custom-made shoe insert (orthotic) tailored by a podiatrist to the shape of your foot, the way you walk, and the exact cause and site of your pain.

This special sole insert will help to reduce the foot pain. Night splints are also highly recommended remedies for this kind of heel pain.

Weight watch

Weight gain puts more tension on the plantar fascia, and this can lead to more pain at the bottom of the foot. Any effort to control your weight will be helpful.

Combine some of these plantar fasciitis remedies with shoe inserts and weight loss to reduce the heel pain in your foot.

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