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Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

There are dozens of possible remedies for recurring heel pain or plantar fasciitis, and you probably want to maximize them in terms of cost, time, and effectiveness of pain relief. Sorting through plantar fasciitis treatment options can be daunting, though. We’re here to help.


  • Pros: Most cases of plantar fasciitis arise from undue stress and pressure being put on the plantar fascia and heel bone. Taking that weight/pressure off is an effective, quick method of heel pain relief.
  • Cons: Some people are uncomfortable resting for too long or, because of their work/personal schedules, simply cannot.
  • Cost: Free


  • Pros: Brings down swelling and provides temporary relief; can be done in 10-15 minutes.
  • Cons: Some people don’t like the sensation of ice, don’t have the time, or end up icing for too long (20 minutes+), which can actually set back recovery.
  • Cost: Essentially free, although ice packs can run $2 or so.

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

  • Pros: If done regularly, these are relatively easy exercises to do at home — involving boards, belts, and squatting — to achieve heel pain relief.
  • Cons: Sedentary people may find some of the exercises hard; also does take time.
  • Cost: Many exercises can be done free, although some might require $5-$30 in expenses.

View our video library of plantar fasciitis exercises.

Over-the-counter shoe inserts

  • Pros: Readily available at pharmacies and supermarkets.
  • Cons: Not customized to plantar fasciitis oftentimes, and can be expensive.
  • Cost: Varies, but typically $10-$200

HTP Heel Seats

  • Pros: Easy to wear/use (simply insert in your shoes); 100% money-back guarantee; designed specifically for plantar fasciitis sufferers
  • Cons: They do cost money; while success rate is 99.7%, they don’t work for every single plantar fasciitis treatment plan.
  • Cost: $23-$35

Shop our selection of Heel Seats. 

Plantar Fasciitis Shoes

  • Pros: Specifically designed to lift the heel and provide plantar fasciitis relief; easy to slip on.
  • Cons: Major investment and sometimes stylistically ugly.
  • Cost: $75-$300

Learn more about plantar fasciitis shoes.

Plantar Fasciitis Wraps

  • Pros: Easy to apply; don’t limit motion too much; can go barefoot indoors
  • Cons: Not all wraps are customized for plantar fasciitis sufferers, so the relief may not be there
  • Cost: $15-$150

Shop our Plantar Fasciitis Wraps.

Night Splints

  • Pros: Gently stretch the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon while you sleep, which provides relief for those first few uncomfortable steps out of bed in the morning; wearing a splint at night doubles the amount of physical therapy for your plantar fasciitis if you also wear something during the day
  • Cons: Can be uncomfortable to wear in bed; can be costly
  • Cost: $15-$300; HTP Night Splints for $35

View our affordable Night Splints.

Plantar FXT

  • Pros: Unique alternative to night splints with softer construction; can also be worn while sitting down
  • Cons: Can be uncomfortable to wear at night, especially if you’re a sensitive sleeper
  • Cost: $35

Shop our Plantar FXT Night Splints.

Pain Killers

  • Pros: Good source of short-term pain relief, but don’t take them without consulting a physician
  • Cons: Only short-term relief; additionally, some pain killers are blood thinners (such as NSAIDs) and can cause additional bleeding along tears
  • Cost: $10-$20

Plantar Fascia Taping

  • Pros: Inexpensive and quick relief
  • Cons: Taping alone will not heal plantar fasciitis, and taping your foot every morning is a time-consuming task
  • Cost: $2-$15

Learn how to tape your feet for plantar fasciitis.

Soft Splints

  • Pros: Similar to night splints but with a softer base and materials; can be customized to condition
  • Cons: To achieve total healing, you’ll need a product to wear during the day as well
  • Cost: $30-$300

Shop our Soft Splints.

Corticosteroid injections

  • Pros: Quick and effective relief
  • Cons: While the relief can be swift, the underlying cause is not treated in this case; it’s also still an injection, which many people don’t like
  • Cost: Depends on insurance plan

Plantar Fasciitis Surgery

  • Pros: Long-term relief
  • Cons: Potentially expensive, invasive, and time-consuming in terms of recovery; should be considered a last resort and only in consultation with a health care professional
  • Cost: Depends on insurance plan

Laser treatments

  • Pros: Less invasive than surgery with a smaller range of potential side effects
  • Cons: Still an experimental field and results can vary
  • Cost: Depends on insurance plan

What treatment is best for you?

It’s going to be a mix of your specific heel pain or plantar fasciitis experience, consultations with doctors, and perusing this site. Take a look at our products above or give us a call with more questions. We love guiding people to long-term heel pain relief and making sure they can resume being as active as they want to be!

Heel Pain Videos

Plantar Fasciitis Knowlege Base:

Plantar Fasciitis OverviewExercises & StretchesOrthotic Treatments
Plantar Fasciitis TreatmentsRunning with Plantar FasciitisNight Splint Treatment
Plantar Fasciitis in the MorningTaping for Plantar FasciitisSurgical Treatment
Corticosteroid Injection TreatmentElliptical Exercises & Heel PainShoes for Treating Plantar Fasciitis
FibromatosisGolf Ball ExercisesFree Home Remedies
Jogging with Plantar FasciitisLaser TreatmentsPlantar Fasciitis Wrap Treatment
Home Remedies HTP Treatments