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How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis at Home

Updated on September 1, 2017
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Home remedies for Plantar Fasciitis.

As already enumerated, Plantar Fasciitis is mostly caused by exerting excessive pressure. The home remedies, then, are aimed at easing the pressure and rehabilitating the ligaments in the affected region. Below are 5 home remedies for Plantar Fasciitis.

1. Wearing supportive footwear.

Shoes either absorb the pressure on your foot or increasing it. That's why you should strive to always a shoe with a good sole support. Well soled shoes provide comfort and biomechanical support to the foot.

2. Light exercises

Exercises such as toe stretching, squat stretches and towel stretches help make the Achilles tendons supple. For exercises to be effective, you should exercises consistently.

3. Use ice

Rolling some ice on the affected region helps sooth the tissue and also help the pain to subside.

4. Keep your weight in check

5. Foot massage

Thumb massage helps firm the affected muscles thus minimizing the effects of Plantar Fasciitis. It should be done consistently so as to be effective.

6. Use Epsom salt

7. Using Turmeric and Ginger

These contain anti-inflammatory components that helps fight the swelling in the underlying tissue.

Bonus tips: Which Clothing Should Wear When you have Plantar Fasciitis

1. Wear Plantar Fasciitis Sock

2. Seek compression socks if you are a woman

3. Always keep some foot compression sleeves


Suffering from Plantar Fasciitis should mean that you spend humongous amounts of money in seeking treatment. By working with the remedies herein, you are in an ideal position to regain your fitness even as you about your duties at home.


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    • just helen profile image

      just helen 7 months ago from Dartmoor UK

      I roll the sole of my foot onto the tread of a stair for a bit of massage and it seems to help.