Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, located in the lower part of it. Usually the pain occurs when we take the first steps in the morning after a long night rest, but it can also be installed at the onset of certain activities such as walking or running, and it decreases as activity unfolds. Usually the pain reappears after a rest period and resuming the effort.
But how do you treat plantar fasciitis?
The plantar fasciitis is one of the leg’s resistance structures, which supports the longitudinal medial arch of the sole. This fascia is stretched when the foot arch flattens, absorbing the force of impact when the heel contacts the ground. The plantar fascia is not very flexible and therefore, following these repeated shocks, small tears may occur at its level.
However, there are several remedies that can reduce this heel pain.
1. Wrap your foot in tin foil and cover it with a cotton sock. Do this for one month, but no more than one month and a half.
2. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 50 ml of iodine and 1 teaspoon of salt in a jar. The amount prepared is enough for 5 applications. Apply the mixture on a piece of gauze or cotton cloth and wrap the painful heel with it. Then, cover it with a plastic foil. Leave this compress to act overnight, and in the morning try to walk with this compress for 15 minutes before removing it. You can wear it while cooking breakfast.
3. Put 1 teaspoon of honey on a cabbage leaf and wrap your sole and heel with it. Let it work overnight, and in the morning, rinse it with warm water. This remedy should be repeated 3 times per day for 5 days in a row.
4. You can ease the pain by touching the foot slightly on the floor a few times. In this way, you will improve your blood flow. Moreover, you can easily try and rub the foot on the carpet to stimulate blood circulation.
If you combine the above remedies with the next plantar fasciitis stretches, you will get rid of the pain quickly! So, try it!