Those first steps in the morning can be awfully painful if you have plantar fasciitis. Each day just seems to get worse until you just cannot stand or walk. By following these five solutions for plantar fasciitis, you can stop the foot pain. 

Ice and Massage

- Plantar fasciitis is a general, loosely-used diagnosis to describe when the soft tissues in your feet are inflamed. Ice can help put the fire of inflammation out. After icing your foot for 15 minutes, find the most painful spot and rub it back and forth across the width of your foot. Cross-fiber friction massage is painful to do, but it really helps to improve blood flow and healing. After the two minute massage, ice your foot for another 15 minutes. Repeat this process for each foot at least twice daily.

Wear Plantar Fasciitis Relief Products

- Wearing an arch brace supports and lifts the plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue which helps maintain the arch of the foot. Use Protragen adjustable arch support which can provide relief from the inflammation and pain. Even better, this product encourages the healing process after injuries, can be worn while relaxing or being active, prevent the calcification of the joints and more.

Night Splint

- In order to prevent soft tissue tightness from occurring during the night, the use of a resting night splint can help to eliminate plantar fasciitis. If you wear it faithfully for a temporary period of time, your feet might start feeling better thanks to your home-remedy program.

Stretch

-Before your feet hit the ground in the morning, stretch the feet and lower leg muscles. Actively dorsiflex your ankles a couple of times to stretch the calf muscles and extend your toes. Stretching everything out before you start walking can help to minimize the pain in the morning. Once you’re out of bed, pay particular attention to stretching and strengthening your calf muscles and other leg muscles throughout the day.

Shoe Inserts

-You should even go one step further in terms of supporting your feet. Remove the insole that came with your shoes, and buy a better pair of insoles. Some of the insoles available now are so supportive that they are almost like having a custom-made orthotic.