Friday, March 10, 2017

The Best Ways To Cure Your Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) Naturally!

Heel pain is the inflammation of the flexible band of tissue located under the foot’s sole called “plantar fasciitis”.

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition characterized by stiffness, pain, or burning sensation at the bottom of the foot.

This tissue connects the heel bone to the bones of the toes, making the arch of the foot. When harmed from activities, like jogging or dancing, as well as wear and tear over time, planter fasciitis can get inflamed and cause a severe pain, particularly in the morning or after a period of rest.

However, the risk of plantar fasciitis increases if you have high arches or flat feet if you’re obese, and if you wear shoes that don’t provide proper support. This heel condition can be also caused by a long run or other similar activities that strain your feet.

But, there’s nothing to worry about, because there is some natural ways which can help manage your heel pain and take care of your foot better.

Here are some natural ways to manage your heel pain according to Health and Love Page:


  • Rest and Apply Ice
The first thing to do when suffering from heel pain is let your foot rest. Avoid standing for too long or walking long distances. Moreover, applying an ice pack on the affected area for 10 – 15 minutes, few times a day can reduce the pain.

  • Splints and Straps
Wearing night splints can speed up the heel pain recovering process. What they do is keep your toes pointed upward when sleeping, helping to stretch the plantar fascia and Achilles tendons not allowing the tissue inside the heel gets squeezed. In addition, using a sports strapping tape to strap your heel is another way to relieve pressure.

  • Wear the right shoes
You should stop wearing shoes that don’t provide proper support – choose ones with laces and low or moderate heels, which support and cushion your arches and heels. Avoid flats, and remember to change your sports shoes every 500 miles when running or doing other physical activity, which puts extra strain on your feet.

  • Acupuncture
One research investigated the plantar fasciitis treatment, which involved stimulating the classical acupuncture points Sanyinjiao, Kunlun, and Taixi manually with needles for four weeks – the results showed significant heel pain relief.

  • Ayurveda (Natural Remedies)
You can also try few herbal oral and topical medications. Researchers found that castor oil and ginger are very useful in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Take the oil, as well as the ginger as a dry powder dissolved in water orally before breakfast. When applied topically on the affected area and covered with castor leaves for 4 hours, the person will feel swelling relief within 15 days of the treatment.

  • Osteopathy
This addresses medical problems by massaging the joints, muscles, and bones – can also help the treatment of plantar fasciitis. This usually refers to the counterstrain technique. The technique uses a tender point and involves placing the body in a position, which the person will feel minimal pain when the tender point is pressed – the person has to be about 90 seconds in this position.

The study which proved counterstrain brings heel pain relief immediately, also recommends that the effect reduces after 2 days. So, it is suggested to repeat this technique until fully recovered.

  • Foot Exercises
Foot exercises can significantly improve the flexibility of your calf muscles, Achilles tendons, and ankle – this relieve and prevent plantar fasciitis. Stretch your heel using a towel the first thing when you wake up. Loop it around the ball of your affected foot and pull it toward you not bending your knee. Do this 3 times for each foot.

For more foot exercises, watch the video here.