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A home wrap remedy for plantar fasciitis

Updated April 17, 2017

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. If you suffer from this condition it is most likely your plantar fascia, the thick tissue that runs on the bottom of your foot, is inflamed. It feels much like a stabbing pain in your foot. This condition can cause a lot of discomfort. There are some home remedies you can try at home, but you may need to seek medical intervention.

Ice

To help relieve some of the pain caused by plantar fasciitis, try wrapping some ice in a cloth. Apply this pack to the area of pain.

You can also use a frozen water bottle for massaging the area. Roll the arch of your foot back and forth on the bottle. Do this for about 20 minutes two times a day.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Make a paper cut-out in the shape of your heel. Soak it in apple cider vinegar. Put the cutout into your shoe and wear it everyday with your shoes. You will feel relief from the pain in about three days.

Cabbage Leaves or Linseed

Wrap cabbage leaves in the part of your heel that is in pain. Use an ace bandage to wrap your foot and keep the cabbage in place. Keep your foot wrapped in cabbage leaves for several hours.

Soak a cheese cloth in linseed oil. Wrap the heel and leave it for two to three hours.

Soaking the Foot

Try soaking your foot in borax or chlorinated water. Soak your heel for 30 minutes three times a day.

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About the Author

Christine Fletcher is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington earning a Bachelor's of Art in English in 1998. Having spent eight years in the field of education as a middle school language arts teacher, Fletcher is now a freelance writer and English tutor.