What is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis?

If you feel a pain in your heel when you take your first steps in the morning as you get up from your bed, you might be suffering from plantar fasciitis. This is the inflammation caused in the tissue called “Plantar Fascia” that connects your heel and the toes.

When you visit your doctor, after examination and diagnosis, your doctor may prescribe multiple doses a day of Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), to reduce your pain and inflammation The doctor will recommend wearing a night splint. He or she will also suggest that you rest  your foot at an elevated level, and massage your heels with ice.

If your pain and/or inflammation don’t get subsided through NSAIDs, you may have to take steroid injections. Injected into the most painful area in your heels, this steroid may help you keep away the pain and inflammation for more than a month or longer. Added to medications, ice massage, and resting your feet, you can also go for physical therapy to treat plantar fasciitis.