Three Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis
Tuesday, 7 July 2015 | John
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the tissue in your foot which runs from your heel to your toe, making your foot very painful. Plantar fasciitis is the leading cause of foot pain but to help you deal with the condition, there are exercises you can perform.
When used in conjunction with a shoe insole which supports the tissue (known as the plantar fascia), these exercises can help manage and potentially treat plantar fasciitis.
Stretching the Tissue
One of the best ways you can exercise your plantar fascia is to stretch the tissue, helping the area to regain its former strength. One way you can do this is to stretch it yourself by hand, following this easy technique:
You should aim to do this exercise 3 times a day, every day for maximum effectiveness.
Stretching the Tissue by Rolling
Another good way to stretch the tissue is to roll it over something round — anything from a drinks can to a tennis ball should be suitable. This exercise can be performed while standing or sitting in the following way:
If there is too much discomfort at the start of the exercise, use a drinks can from the fridge. This will provide relief to the discomfort and ensure that you can exercise the condition.
This one is easy to do, and can be done in almost any home with no equipment required. Simply:
These exercises for plantar fasciitis help strengthen the affected tissue, and when used with an insole for plantar fasciitis will help reduce the pain and stress the condition can cause.
If you are suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, please visit our dedicated category for Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis.