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Plantar Fasciitis Treatments to Help Reduce the Pain

If you’re a regular hiker, runner or walker, or if your job requires that you stand constantly, you may experience plantar fasciitis. This painful condition occurs when you strain your plantar fascia ligament, which extends from your heel to your toes.

Symptoms of the Condition

Those suffering from this condition often experience foot pain in their arch, heel or both. The discomfort occurs during the morning most of the time.

Treatments at Home

To encourage your plantar fascia to heal, you must reduce its inflammation. This means you should
•    Keep off your feet
•    Ice the area 15 to 20 minutes several times a day
•    Modify your exercise routine to reduce plantar fascia strain
•    Purchase shoes that better support your arches
•    Purchase arch supports
•    Stretch your feet daily
You can also take ibuprofen or naproxen to help reduce the inflammation and pain.

Professional Treatments

If this does not resolve your discomfort, your physician may refer you to a podiatrist or prescribe a series of corticosteroid injections. He or she may also recommend physical therapy or extracorporeal shock therapy, which isn’t as bad as it sounds.
If you would like to find out more about how to help plantar fasciitis foot pain, contact Baton Rouge Foot Care at 225-763-7770. Caring for your feet keeps you mobile, healthier and happier.