I Think I have Plantar Fasciitis. Now What?

I Think I have Plantar Fasciitis. Now What?

March 02, 2018 1 Comment

Plantar fasciitis is unfortunately very common, but there are tactics and remedies you can use to help ease the pain and recover. (If you’re not sure what the signs of plantar fasciitis are, check out this blog post)

One thing you should do immediately, if you think you have plantar fasciitis, is to call your doctor. Your doctor, or a podiatrist, are the only ones that can confirm if you have plantar fasciitis. At your visit they may want to take x-rays to see if the foot pain you’re experiencing may be a stress fracture, bone spur, or other foot problems.

If you’re unable to see your doctor or a podiatrist right away, here are a few suggestions that can provide relief in the meantime.


Rest your feet. By continuing to put pressure on them, your further causing stress to the plantar fascia, the ligament on the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone to your toes.


When the plantar fascia is strained, it tends to get swollen or inflamed. One thing that can help with that is by applying an ice pack to the arch and heel of your foot.


Often time, plantar fasciitis makes itself known as soon as you get out of bed and your feet hit the floor.  To help with that pain, put supportive shoes or The X Brace on right after you get up. Walking around without any arch support may make your pain worse.


Stretching can help strengthen the muscles that support your arch and make your fascia ligament more flexible. You can find a list of appropriate stretches on our recommended treatment page.

Shoe Insoles

Cushioning insoles are a great way to provide relief from your plantar fasciitis pain. The supportive arches and heel cups of the insole can provide the support your plantar fascia needs. If you are looking for a custom fit orthotic for your shoes, you will need a prescription from your doctor.

Foot Brace

Wearing a brace designed for plantar fasciitis can reduce any pain and discomfort you feel. The X Brace, an elastic brace, is specifically built by doctors for that purpose. It’s minimal in size and very simple to use, making it perfect to wear with any type of shoe.

Once it is confirmed by a doctor that you have plantar fasciitis, we highly recommend you follow their treatment plan. The remedies and tools we provide above are suggestions that can help supplement what your doctor has laid out.

1 Response

Kathy Farrar
Kathy Farrar

July 05, 2018

I have been in pain for months. Limping around from PF..I found this website and I ordered a set. DAY 1 I could tell the difference n its getting better everyday. I don’t wake up in pain anymore when my feet hit the floor?..Amazing product I finally found some relief? Thank U so much.

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