There are numerous different forms of plantar fasciitis treatment which are used and recommended by podiatrists and chiropodists. Some work better than others and recovery times range from a month or so for the lucky ones through to nine to twelve months and longer for others (unfortunately, some people never seem to be able to shake the condition off).
Initial Plantar Fasciitis Treatment and Recommendations
HOW TO GET RID OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS
In most cases the pain associated with the condition will ease over the course of several months. The plantar fascia is very similar to ligament tissue and does not normally recover from damage quickly. There are however some initial plantar fasciitis treatment’s and recommendations for the condition which may increase the recovery process. They are as follows:
• Rest is often the best form of plantar fasciitis treatment and should be employed as often as possible. Try to stay off of your feet for as long as possible and avoid jogging and running.
• Wear sensible footwear that offers good support to your arch and has cushioned soles. Remember, your plantar fascia is your body’s main shock-absorber and should be treated with care.
• Avoid walking barefoot on hard and uneven surfaces
• Replace your old worn and tatty shoes
• There are different types of pads and insoles available on the market which can ease the pain of the plantar fascia. If you decide to try these out then you must wear them in both shoes at all times – even if the pain is only in one foot.
• There are also custom orthotic shoes available which can help but it’s hard to find any good looking ones.
• There are also other types of shoes such as Fitflops and New Balance which have received favourable feedback from sufferers and they might be worth a try (they look good too!)
• Anti-inflammatory painkillers like Ibuprofen are often recommended as a form of initial plantar fasciitis treatment as they help to reduce the slight swelling often associated with the condition as well as helping with the pain. There are also some anti-inflammatory lotions and creams on the market which can be rubbed on the affected area to help ease the pain.
• Another useful plantar fasciitis treatment is to hold an ice pack on the affected area for about a quarter of an hour
Other Plantar Fasciitis Treatment’s and Exercises