The “Jogger’s heel” is a disorder where pain occurs in the heel and foot. This means that you have inflammation in the fibrous tissue connecting your bone to the base of the toes. It often occurs due to tough physical activities, or long periods of running or standing.

People suffering from plantar fasciitis claim that the pain is tough and feels like someone is hammering nails in your heel. People with profession that require periods of standing or running have higher risk of developing joggers heel. Bone spurs, flat feet, high arched feet are all causes of the issue.

Of course, overweight people have the same risk because of the extra pressure on their feet. Types of shoes and inadequate heel cushioning can also cause plantar fasciitis.


Plantar fasciitis is often accompanied by burning, stinging, stabbing and throbbing pain in the middle of the foot or towards the toes or heel. The pain is severe in the morning, and can continue throughout the day. In some cases, it lessens as the day goes by. The pain goes on for some time – months, even years!


This issue should be caught on time or it will become painful. Thankfully there are more effective treatments which will eventually cure it. One of it is the R.I.C.E. treatment which includes orthopedic shoes and splints, diet changes, stretching and strengthening of the fascia. R.I.C.E. or Rest Icepack Application, Compression and Elevation is the most effective treatment for Plantar Fasciitis – it has shown best results in 25% of Plantar Fasciitis patients. Diet changes can help too – take more zinc and magnesium rich foods. These minerals naturally support and strengthen bones.

Traditional remedies

Natural traditional medicine has also proven as effective for treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. Here are some remedies:

Salt and honey compresses

Mix some salt and honey and apply the mixture on the affected area. Put gauze after and stick it with a plaster. After that, put the foot in a nylon bag and bandage the foot, put on the socks and leave it overnight.

Potato envelopes

These envelopes will alleviate the pain. Wash some potatoes, peel them, place them in a gauze and apply that to the injured area. Bandage the foot with a nylon bag and put socks on it. Change the wrapping daily, and continue the treatment for another 7-8 days. In order to boost the circulation, you can hit the heel on the floor several times a day. It will also improve the metabolism and prevent salt storage.