Ice can be beneficial in the initial stages of plantar heel pain.
Never place ice directly on your skin. Use a barrier, like a towel, to protect your skin from a burn.
How long you use ice as a treatment can vary. However, you should generally apply ice for up to 15 minutes. You should also leave a few hours between treatments.
You should stop treating the area with ice and seek advice from a medical professional if you notice the skin in the area has:
- an increase in redness
If you have any issues with circulation or sensation, you shouldn't use ice as a treatment for heel pain.