A Plantar Fasciitis Natural Treatment – The Ice Dip

There is an ice-dip plantar fasciitis natural treatment that can help ease the agony of this painful condition of the foot. It might get rid of your foot and heel pain for good, or it might not. Sometimes only temporary relief is found with the ice-dip treatment. It’s worth a try. There are other more effective, and certain treatments you can learn about.

How do you know if your foot pain is plantar fasciitis?

Do you suffer from pain in the heel of your foot, or do you have sharp pain in your foot when you first get out of bed in the morning that eases up when you begin to walk? Does the pain tend to return later in your day, probably after a period of sitting? Does the pain feel like you are stepping on sharp stone or a piece of glass? If so, then you might be suffering from a case of plantar fasciitis.

This malady is a common cause of foot and heel pain. It’s caused by the inflammation of the plantar fascia connective tissue on the bottom of the foot. It is a kind of tendonitis.

The Ice Dip Natural Treatment

This may help reduce the inflammation in your foot.

1. Find a container (a bucket, a tub, a pot, or pan) you can fit your entire foot into.

2. Fill the container nearly full with water and ice. Instead of ice, you could use frozen bottles of water.

3. Dip your foot into the container with the water and ice.

4. Dip your foot into the ice-water container for only 5-10 seconds. You can leave your foot in longer if you want, but the benefit is not worth the added discomfort.

Be cautious, you don’t want to freeze your foot. 5-10 seconds a time is plenty.

5. After the 5-10 second dip, remove your foot from the ice-water container.

6. Perform this ice-water foot dip at least 10 times a day. 10 times within a two hour period is good.

Continue this ice-dip treatment for an entire week. You are after the cumulative effect of the ice-dip anti-inflammatory treatment. It may take 2 to 4 days before you begin to feel any benefit or change in your foot or heel pain. Dipping your foot into ice-water is unpleasant, but stick with it. Hopefully you will turn the corner and feel some results. The ice-dip helps a lot of people, but not all. For those it does help, sometimes the pain returns after a time.

Important things to know about plantar fasciitis and its treatment:

* The ice-dip treatment I’ve given you may or may not bring permanent relief from the foot and heel pain you are suffering.

* Don’t wait for plantar fasciitis to get better by itself. This usually does not happen. You have to take action.

* The most common and recommended methods to get over plantar fasciitis won’t heal this painful condition like you expect and hope they should. There are things going on in your foot that cause the pain, they must be understood and corrected. The pain is the result of a condition. Instead of only treating the pain, you must treat the condition.

* There is more you can do besides the ice-dip treatment. Knowledge is power when treating this foot condition. You must know what works. You can learn how to use other methods to ease the pain and heal your foot tendonitis, or at least manage it so it you are as pain free as possible.