Bottom of heel pain increasing as the day goes on.

Patient : I am having bottom of the heel I stepped on rocks..increase in pain throughout the day. Home treatment?
Symptoms:  Bottom of heel pain increasing in intensity during the day.
Doctor :   Hi. Thanks for your query. This type of plantar fasciitis is often suffered by female patients. I hope you are no t diabetic. I can suggest the following in such a patient; Take broad-based bucket or a bowl in which you can rest your both feet comfortably. Pour in a water till it fills up to 8 inches. Remove the feet and start adding common salt to the water. Go on adding till you can see the salt not being able to dissolve. This makes it supersaturated solution. Once this saturated solution is made, you have to make it warm on a stove to an extent that the back of your hand can tolerate, pour it into the bucket, test the temperature again, rest your feet into the bucket. Keep part of the solution on the stove so that you can add warm solution to the bucket with feet. Continue for 15 minutes minimum twice daily. Do not throw away this solution as it will look dirty after some days; use the same. You may take an additional oral steroids under the prescription of your Doctor, in tapering dosage and may take diuretics if needed. Always take multivitamins as they act like anti-oxidants. I hope this satisfies your query.

Related Q&A

Q: I recently had surgery to have some very painful corns removed and hammertoes corrected on 4 of my toes. I had my sti...

Q: I just had surgery to remove fibromas on my left foot January 29 had a follow up with the surgery in a week later and...

Q: My girlfriend and I went ice skating this past Saturday and a few hours later she noticed her big toe was numb (left ...

Q: I was diagnosed with planters fasciitis 2 weeks ago, I have been suffering from it for 2 and a half years. I have bee...

Q: A couple days when I got out of bed I almost fell on my face because of the pain in the heel of my foot. It is worse ...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon