Home Remedies for Plantar Fascia

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. There isn’t much your doctor can do about it, but there are a couple of home remedies you can try.


If you mainly have pain right after you get up in the morning and when you take your first few steps after sitting for a while, you may have plantar fasciitis.


Plantar fasciitis is a strain of the plantar fascia. That’s the band of connective tissue that runs from your toes to your heel and supports your arch.


Rest, ice, stretching and wearing cushioned shoes with a supportive arch will help heal your plantar fasciitis. To prevent it in the future, try wearing a heel cup. Whether you have problems with both heels or not, wear a heel cup in each shoe, not just one.

Time Frame

Even if you implement all the home remedies for plantar fasciitis, it will still take at least a few weeks to heal. If you’re overweight and/or you stand a lot at work, it may take significantly longer.


You should see a doctor for a definitive diagnosis. If you have continuous foot pain that doesn’t abate after the first few steps or grows increasingly worse, you may have a more serious injury.

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. There isn't much your doctor can do about it