Applying ice to the heel in a cold compress is one the best ways to relieve heel pain naturally. The cold temperature has a numbing effect that controls pain and inflammation.
Furthermore, ice is effective in reducing pain associated with foot tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and a bone spur.
- Make a cold compress by putting some crushed ice in a plastic bag, then wrapping it in a thin cotton towel. Apply this pack on the painful area for about 15 minutes. Repeat a few times a day or as needed.
- Another option is to freeze a bottle of water and roll it over the painful area for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat as needed.
Note: Never apply ice directly on the skin, as it can cause frostbite.