How to Get Rid of Heel Pain for Good

Plantar fasciitis

is not only painful, 

​ it can be very stubborn to

get rid of!

The Best Treatment Strategy

Dr. Karen Smith, DPM, FACFAS

Board Certified Podiatrist/ Foot Surgeon 

and Award-Winning Author


Welcome! My goal is to empower you with all the answers you need to make the best decisions for your body.  

Patients who have a better understanding of their condition reliably do better-- they heal faster and more completely, with a lower chance of recurrence.  This site is your starting point to final freedom from Plantar Fasciitis


plantar fasciitis best treatment individual

The fastest, most effective cure for plantar fasciitis varies from one individual to another.

There is no such thing as a single magic bullet for plantar fasciitis (buyer beware of anyone claiming they have "the one cure")!  Foot doctors always use multiple, simultaneous strategies because we know how challenging it is to reach complete healing of plantar fasciitis.  The right combination of strategies for getting rid of your heel pain depends on your unique lifestyle. 

Killing Heel Pain: Your Final Freedom from Plantar Fasciitis

Is the award-winning book ​​for anyone with heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, whether you are already seeing a doctor or hoping not to require an appointment. 


This user-friendly guide features helpful anatomic illustrations and a "cut-to-the chase" question-answer format for complete answers to all of your specific heel pain questions. 

Start Healing Today

Why does my Heel Hurt?

Although pain from plantar fasciitis is often experienced on the bottom of the heel bone, the body tissue that is injured is actually a ligament-- the plantar fascia ligament.


Top Tips for Getting rid of Plantar Fasciitis

This video explains my top 7 tips, so they are very easy-to-follow.  5 of my best tips are things you can do on your own (no co-pay or prescription required)!  

Best Natural Cure for Plantar Fasciitis

Stretching your calf is one of the best things you can do to decrease the strain on your plantar fascia ligament.  I know- it's hard to imagine how.  Please watch my 5 minute video on how to stretch the right way and why this is so important for your recovery.