||Because most cases of Plantar Fasciitis and Plantar Fasciosis revolve around undue stress and pressure being put on the plantar fascia ligament and heel bone, simply taking the weight off your feet twice a day for twenty minutes can be an important part of the healing process. Putting your feet up is a simple technique for reducing heel pain.
|| Most people lead busy lives these days and some individuals may find it difficult to make time to rest their feet during the day. Rest periods may cut into your active schedule and rest, alone, is unlikely to completely resolve heel pain and the other symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis.
||Plantar Fasciitis typically involves inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament. Icing the sole of the foot several times a day can bring down swelling and result in temporary relief.
||Some people may find it difficult to make time to sit with an ice pack on their heel and while reducing inflammation is an excellent way to gain quick relief from heel pain, the effects will typically be only temporary.
||Just pennies for ice.|
|Plantar Fasciitis Exercises
||Common Plantar Fasciitis exercises include using a board, belt or performing sqauts to stretch the ligaments of the foot or massaging the sole and heel with a golf ball or tube. These treatment options can help in the healing process if carried out on a regular basis.
||Any type of exercise for Plantar Fasciitis exercise takes time and busy individuals may find this cuts into their schedule. Additionally, sedentary people may find some of the exercises difficult to perform.
||$5 - $40 for devices Many exercises involve no cost.|
|Over-the-counter Shoe Inserts
||Most pharmacies and supermarkets stock a varied selection of orthotic shoe inserts intended to offer additional cushioning or to support certain parts of the foot. These are readily available but, depending on the product, may not be appropriate for Plantar Fasciitis sufferers.
||Unless an insert is specifically designed to treat Plantar Fasciitis, it is unlikely to yield results. Additionally, some orthotic shoe inserts are extremely expensive.
||$10 - $200|
|HTP Heel Seats
||HTP Heel Seats are specifically designed to heal Plantar Fascitiitis. They are clinically proven to provide results in more the nine out of ten cases. Options include HTP Heel Seats, GEL Heel Seats and Full Length Heel Seats. They are easy to wear - just insert them in your shoes and forget about them. Additionally, pricing is affordable to most people and this product is offered with a 100% money-back guarantee.
||A small investment is necessary to purchase HTP Heel Seats for the pairs of shoes you wear most. Though the success rate of this unique product is more than 90%, a small number of individuals may need to investigate other treatments options if HTP Heel Seats don't work for them.
||$25 - $35|
|Plantar Fasciitis Shoes
||The sole of shoes for Plantar Fasciitis is designed to lift the heel and support the plantar fascia, providing relief to the wearer. One of the main pros of these products is that you simply slip them on, like regular shoes, for daily wear.
||If you choose to go with Plantar Fasciitis shoes, you'll be making a major investment, so be sure it's backed with a satisfaction guarantee in the even that you don't experience symptom relief. Additionally, you may not find a style of shoe that appeals to your personal tastes.
||$75 - $300|
|Plantar Fasciitis Wraps
||Products like Heel Seats Wraps make it possible for you to go barefoot indoors while still getting the support you need. If you don't wear shoes all of the time, a Plantar Fasciitis wrap can be a good secondary source of treatment for your Plantar Fasciitis.
||Not all foot wraps are specifically designed for the treatment of heel pain. Be sure any wrap you buy has been engineered to treat Plantar Fasciitis. Some people don't like the feeling of their foot being bound up in fabric, but in general, a good wrap should be reasonably comfortable to wear.
||$15 - $150|
||Night Splints gently stretch the plantar fascia ligament and achilles tendon while you sleep, encouraging healing and providing relief from those typically painful first steps out of bed in the morning. If you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, it's vital that any night splint you purchase be specifically designed to treat this condition. Wearing a splint at night can double the amount of therapy your foot is receiving if you are also wearing a support product during the day.
||Individuals with sleeping problems may find it uncomfortable to wear a splint in bed, though a well design product like HTP Night Splints is considered comfortable by most wearers. Some brands of night splints cost several hundred dollars.
||$15 - $300|
||Plantar FXT is a unique alternative to night splints with a softer construction, making it more comfortable for sensitive wearers. It gently pulls on the toes, stretching the plantar fascia ligament. It can be worn while you are sitting down as well as at night.
||While a product like this will be less cumbersome than a traditional night splint, some individuals simply can tolerate having anything bound around their foot at night. If you are a sensitive or fussy sleeper, nighttime Plantar Fasciitis or Plantar Fasciosis products may not be right for you.
||In an emergency, use of pain killers can provide temporary heel pain relief but it should not be viewed as a treatment for Plantar Fasciitis. Do not take pain killers unless instructed to do so by your physician.
||Pain killers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen do not treat the underlying causes of Plantar Fasciitis - they simply mask the symptoms temporarily. Some pain killers like NSAIDs may actually worsen your condition because they are blood thinners and may cause additional bleeding where small tears are present in the plantar fascia ligament.
||$10 - $20|
||If done properly, taping of the foot with athletic tape or another strong tape can provide some relief for heel pain sufferers. It will generally need to be used in conjunction with other treatment options. Tape is an inexpensive investment.
||Taping your foot each morning is a time-consuming task. Some people will not like the feeling of the adhesive on their foot, and the adhesive will need to be removed before bathing. Taping, alone, is unlikely to heal Plantar Fasciitis.
||$2 - $15|
||A softer alternative to traditional night splints, these products can help you continue to receive treatment for your Plantar Fasciitis while you sleep, increasing your chances of healing. Be sure to choose a soft splint that was designed for your condition.
||Though less cumbersome than a hard night splint, some people may find it uncomfortable to sleep with their foot covered up, even my soft material. Many Plantar Fasciitis sufferers will need to find a day-wearing product, as well, to achieve total healing.
||$30 - $300|
||In extreme cases, your physician may recommend Corticosteroid injections as a Plantar Fasciitis pain relief option. Discuss the pros and cons of this course of action with your health care provider, and be aware that while these injections can relieve heel pain, they do not treat the underlying cause of your condition.
||No one like receiving injections. Beyond this, individuals who prefer to seek natural treatment options may not wish to expose themselves to a drug like Cortisone. In such cases, be sure to explore all your non-medicinal, non-invasive Plantar Fasciitis first.
||Dependent on insurance plan.|
|Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
||In most cases, Plantar Fasciitis surgery should only be viewed as a last resort unless otherwise indicated by your physician. Where surgery is warranted, the plantar fascia ligament will be cut to relieve tension. Recovery should be supervised by your health care provider, hopefully resulting in healing.
||Any type of surgery is an invasive procedure, however minimal, and most orthopedists will only recommend this course of action if all other Plantar Fasciitis treatment options have failed. Having surgery will take time out of your typical schedule and require further time for recovery.
||Dependent on insurance plan.|
||Recently, podiatrists have been experimenting with the use of lasers in an effort to treat Plantar Fasciitis. This is less invasive than surgery and has a low incidence of side effects.
||This is an experimental field and results appear to vary from patient to patient.
||Dependent on insurance plan.|