Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

By Andrew Heideman PT/ATC

Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

The first treatment for Plantar Fasciitis should be the RICE Technique.  Certainly, ice can be your best friend when you have the pain from this condition.  The treatment plans vary depending on severity, but here are some common treatments:

  • Orthotics can help cushion the heel and provide arch support to help alleviate painful symptoms helping plantar fasciitis treatment plans.
  • Medical laser can help jumpstart the healing process and reduce inflammation.
JOI Laser Therapy

Medical Treatment Laser

  • The Graston Technique can help in loosening the plantar fascia and other restricted muscles that support the foot.
  • A Strassburg sock and/or night splint are devices that can be worn to help reduce pain associated with plantar fasciitis.
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Stretching
Calf Stretching

Calf Stretch can help prevent strains

You can also try and focus on home exercises to improve the pliability of your muscles. If you would like to learn more about Plantar Fasciitis, please watch this video.

Treatment of plantar fasciitis can vary depending on severity.

Image showing the anatomy of the foot and plantar fascia

Another common lower leg problem is shin splints.  Please read this article to find out more about Shin Splints. 

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