The best way to deal with Plantar Fascitis is to stop doing activities that aggravate it and give your foot plenty of rest time. Well, that is all good and great in a “perfect world.” However, in the world most of us live in that is busy and full of day to day “life” and work and running around we have to be able to come up with ways to take care of PF that will enable us to continue doing the things that we enjoy doing.
Here are some of the things that may help.
1) Anti-inflammatory agents– Try rubbing an anti-inflammatory cream with menthol over the area 4x daily. Supplements such as: Omega 3- fish oils, 2-3 grams daily; glucosamine sulfate, 1500mg/daily; vitamin C, 1-2 grams daily. In addition, you may also try adding vitamin E, niacin, calcium, phophorus, zinc, copper, manganese, and antioxidants.
If none of those work and the pain persists, try COLD LASER THERAPY or Low Level Laser Therapy. Cold Laser therapy is a safe, natural, non-invasive modality that uses laser light to reduce pain and restore function and integrity. Laser therapy is pain-free, non-invasive, FDA approved and reduces pain and gets you back to your life in no time. The treatments typically last between 5-10 minutes each session and the number of sessions needed depend on the condition we would be treating and your response to care. The laser works so well that you will be able to feel the difference and feel a reduction of your pain within the first couple of treatments. For this reason, the laser is an excellent treatment option for athletes, in particular. The laser can heal their condition in no time and return them back to playing and enjoying the games they love.