Before going to the cure of Plantar Fasciitis in a week at home, we would like to tell you what actually this disease is. Moreover, you’ll learn the different causes of this disease in the next discussion.
If someone feels a stabbing pain in the bottom of heel or foot, plantar fasciitis would be the main culprit of this pain. Actually, there is a ligament in a foot that is responsible for a connection between a heel and toe.
Owing to continuous strain on this thick ligament, it starts getting a week and causes inflammation at the bottom of the foot. Usually, athletes and runners are more prone to this disease. Here is a detailed article, you can read to know about Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis.
However, without any delay let’s jump to the main topic.
How to Cure Plantar Fasciitis in one week at home?
Now, it is crystal clear to you that Plantar Fasciitis is a reason for the strained plantar fascia. Therefore, to avoid this disease, we will have to give rest to the ligament of foot/heel.
Note: Before applying the following precautions, diagnose the disease correctly, whether the pain in the heel that you are facing is due to Plantar Fascia or there are any other reasons.
We have divided our cure for Plantar Fasciitis in 3 methods. Let’s crack all these 3 amazing methods one by one. The following are the 3 methods which we are going to reveal in our next discussion.
- Home Remedies
- Change your lifestyle for a week
- Physiotherapeutic Treatment
Cure Plantar Fasciitis in one week by Home Remedies
Home Remedies have been using to relieve pain for hundreds of years. History of using different home remedies is as old as mankind. Nevertheless, the results of the following remedies are really effective for Plantar Fasciitis.
It is the most common remedy for this suffering. A sufferer can apply ice on the affected place (Heel) for 15-20 minutes to reduce the pain. You can practice it for 2 to 3 times a day.
Moreover, you can massage with ice to reduce the pain or roll your foot back and forth on a frozen water bottle for 2 to 3 minutes daily, as shown in the image above.
Besides ice treatment, applying heat on the heel is also beneficial for plantar fasciitis. By applying heat, you are relaxing the tissues and making the blood circulation normal. You can apply heat with electric heat pads or heated towels.
Both, the heat treatment and ice treatment, are equally beneficial for heel pain. However, weather conditions affect the results of both treated differently.
For example, ice treatment in December can aggravate the situation more. So, use any treatment by keeping the weather condition in your mind.
Use Turmeric for heel pain
Turmeric has been using to relieve pain for hundreds of years. Turmeric is considered an anti-inflammatory spice all around the world. There is “Curcumin” in turmeric which is highly effective to reduce pain. You can apply Turmeric by using the following method;
- Take 2 teaspoons of turmeric
- Make a paste of turmeric with water
- Apply this turmeric on the heel with the help of bandage for a night
Use this remedy at night on a daily basis and you will see the magical impacts of it.
Essential oils to cure plantar fasciitis
Like turmeric, essential oils have also breathtaking results to relieve pain. There are the following essential oils that are good to cure this painful disease.
- Peppermint oil
- Frankincense Oil
- Lemongrass Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
You can choose any of the above-mentioned oil to cure your disease, however, peppermint oil has amazing results to relieve the pain in the foot and heel.
Note: Massage with any of the above essential oil for 5 to 7 minutes daily.
By using home remedies for a week, we hope, you will get a foot without pain or inflammation.
Change your lifestyle for a week
After applying the aforementioned remedies, you will have to change your lifestyle. By adopting the following changes, you will get rid of severe foot and heel pain.
Use comfortable footwear
Besides other reasons like age and obesity, your uncomfortable footwear might be the one reason for plantar fasciitis or heel pain. Therefore, always try to use comfortable footwear.
There are different kinds of socks that support the arch of your foot and avoid you from heel pain. The use of these kinds of socks mitigates the severity of your pain at the bottom of the foot.
Apart from using comfortable footwear, don’t walk barely footed on a hard surface. Walk with barefooted can put stress on the plantar fascia. Resultantly, you can face severe pain.
Suggestion: Here are some of the Best Footwear for Foot Pain, you can use to cure Plantar Fasciitis.
Reduce your weight
Obesity is another reason for plantar fasciitis. Owing to overweight, stress increases on the thick ligament of the foot which brings heel pain. So, try to reduce your weight if you want to get rid of this chronic pain.
Change your exercise
For getting relax to your feet/heel, stop exercise like running for a week and rest your feet. Moreover, you can do pushing wall exercise once a day.
Place your hands on the wall and stand in position shows in the picture. Switch your feet positions after every 10 seconds.
By using several stretching techniques, you can relax the plantar fascia.
Whenever you start to feel pain due to plantar fasciitis, sit on a chair and place your affected leg on the other leg. Now hold your toe and fingers of the foot with hand and pull/ stretch them back. By doing this, your tissues start to feel relax after some time. Make a habit to do this activity thrice in a day for 2 to 3 minutes.
Use Tennis Ball
A tennis ball can be used to alleviate the pain. You can use a tennis ball in a position that is described in the above section, “Self-stretching method”. However, you can use a tennis ball by standing on it.
For example, place the ball on the ground and put your affected point of the foot on the ball. Now apply stress on the ball and roll the tennis ball on the ground. You can perform this activity once a day.
Don’t you feel relax?
We hope, by applying the methods, you can cure plantar fasciitis in a week at home. However, If you are not feeling good after apply all the above methods for a week then you should visit your doctor.
Do you want to know about other foot related problems? If Yes then check out these links below:
- Plantar Fasciitis Vs Heel Spur: Know the Difference
- Pes Planus (Flatfoot) – Symptoms, Treatment, and Shoes
- Best Women’s Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis 2019
- Everything You Need to Know about Pes Cavus
- 9 Best Stability Running Shoes of Over Pronators in 2019
- How to Avoid Problems with Heels? – Quick Tips
- How to Buy Best Shoes for Foot Pain | Guide 2019