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I am new to this forum.I have been suffering with heel pain for the last couple of days and I used some cream to cure heel pain based on the health person advice. But my pain still not yet gone. I came to know today it's plantar fasciitis. The pian is mostly coming in the morning.Can anyone recommend some good home methods for this ? How soon can this be cured ?
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Thanks Karla Perez.
can you recommend some good shoes? I am able to see lot in amazon and other stores which one is good.By the way I have started to do Icing & stretching methods at home.
I suggest taping the foot. I did for my metatarsalgia and morton's neuroma (the ball of the foot and under the 4th/5th toes) and it really helped speed up the process.
I’ve always suffered from pain in my feet, especially around the heels. I took cortisone shots till now and have been stretching exercising and putting night split, ice rolling, shoes. And I couldn’t even walk without pain. I’ve been using Medicovi Twin Heels insoles for a couple of weeks now and I’ve just bought my second pair. Can’t recommend them highly enough. Since owning these my life has literally changed. Good luck!
I am happy to know that. In my part each body reacts in different way.
Hello and welcome.
Firstly, creams' function usually involves negating the pain sensation that you feel. But even if the source of the pain is still there, the symptoms would just keep on coming back.
You mentioned the pain occurs usually in the mornings. Is this even though you're still in bed lying down or the first time you step on your foot when you're getting out of bed and about to stand?
Usually treatment for this includes mobilizing the plantar fascia to avoid adhesions and maintain flexibility, and exercises and stretching.
The mobilizations can be done by you but is usually done by therapists. But since you're specifically asking for home management program, you usually can stretch you plantar fascia by dorsiflexing everything on your foot. That is, bend your ankle upwards towards the knee, including the toes, especially the toes. That position stretches the plantar fascia.
You can also do strengthening of the fascia by curling your foot, with or without resistance.
But another important management you can do is too check the alignment of your foot. Check if both of your ankles have the same height of arch, same tilting (flat-footedness or cave-footedness) or same angulations (the amount of outward turning or inward turning of your foot). Those things affect the biomechanics of your foot, including the whole body and the plantar fascia, since all of our body parts are related. Even the littlest deviations from normal would change how the surrounding parts work, which could cause pain or discomfort.
So those things you can check. Feel free to ask away if you need things cleared.