If you treat heel pain the minute you start to notice it, you could save yourself a lot of time and almost guarantee a speedy recovery. The initial treatment options for plantar fasciitis are to limit or stop the activities causing your heel pain. Rest the affected area and avoid walking long distances or running on hard surfaces like concrete. You might want to consider taking an oral anti-inflammatory medication to further reduce your inflammation and pain. Icing your foot for five to 10 minutes at a time will also help reduce redness and swelling in the area.
Keeping your ligaments flexible can strengthen the damaged tissue. Warm up the heel with some stretches several times a day. To keep the pain away, wear shoes with good arch support and enough cushion for your heels. If you need orthotics, Dr. Gene Reister can design some custom supports for your shoes. Call our office in Richardson, TX, at (972) 690-5374 to make an appointment. The Richardson Podiatry Center has everything you need for non-surgical treatment of heel pain.
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