How to Treat Your Plantar Fasciitis

What is it and do I have it?

If you're suffering from plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis), a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia) is inflammed. This commonly causes stabbing pains that usually occur with first steps in the morning. As you get up and move more, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or after rising from sitting.

How can I treat it?

You can treat plantar fasciitis at home with rest, icing the painful area and stretching over several months.

Wear a night sock/splint. 

Use orthotics. 

Apply athletic taping.

Read more below.

10 Products That Will Treat Your Plantar Fasciitis

Powerstep UltraStretch Night Sock


This night sock stretches your calf and the arch of your foot while you sleep. It holds the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon in a lengthened position overnight and facilitates stretching.


McDavid Freelastic Plantar Sleeve


This sock provides compression and better circulation at the arch, heel and plantar of the foot for a faster healing time. It fits both feet!


CEP Ortho+ Plantar Fasciitis Sleeve Pair


Need two sleeves? The CEP Ortho+ Plantar Fasciitis Sleeve Pair is made up of compression medi-knit material with massage zones around the plantar region. Promotes faster healing of plantar fasciitis.


Runner's Remedy Plantar Fasciitis Sleeve


Designed by medical professionals to treat and relieve plantar fasciitis! Comes with four reusable ice packs to be added into the ice pocket underneath the arch. Relax and recharge.


Mueller EASYfit Pre-Cut Kinesiology Tape Arch Support 3 Pack


Wear this kinesiology tape for up to five days at a time to support the bottom of your foot.  The Mueller Arch Support tap uses its revolutionary wave pattern to maintain the flexibility in your feet. Easy application and great for treating plantar faciitis.


Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Insoles


To help distribute pressure to your feet more evenly and support your arch, the Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis 3/4 Length Insoles provide a nice plantar relief bridge. Its heel cup and gel also help with walking in pain!


Strassburg Medical Plantar Fasciitis Massage Ball


Developed by pharmacists and endurance athletes, the Strassburg Medical Plantar Fasciitis Massage Ball helps reduce tension, increase circulation, and provide fast relief from plantar fasciitis symptoms. All you have to do is roll the ball under your feet to activate its soothing relief!


Pro-Tec Plantar Massage Balls (Set of 4)


Roll out the pain with a different type of roller. These four wooden Pro-Tec Plantar Massage Balls target compression to deep tissues to expedite the healing process. They’re recommended to alleviate arch and heel pain.


The Stick FootWheel


Therapy on the go. The FootWheel provides many documented benefits of trigger point therapy and myofascial release. Its purpose is to stretch and relax the plantar fascia (on the bottom of the foot) and extinguish myofascial trigger points while increasing blood flow.


Moji Foot Massager


The Moji 360 Foot Massager has 6 built in spheres to hit all pain areas. With this massager you can still hit the gym and the road after relieving sore and tired feet, and increasing circulation. Treat those achy feet!