Ice for Plantar Fasciitis

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Overview

Using ice is a very safe treatment approach for plantar fasciitis (PF). Using ice on the bottom of the foot may relieve pain and is simple and easy to do. Using an ice pack or rolling a frozen plastic water bottle under the foot for a couple minutes several times a day may help.

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RISK: 5/5

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Generally, there should be a thin towel between the ice pack or bottle and the skin. Prolonged exposure to ice may cause injury. Otherwise using ice is a very safe treatment approach.

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