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Effective Stretches and Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis Relief

Tuesday, 25 June 2024 00:00

Plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain, can be alleviated through specific stretches and exercises designed to strengthen and relax the plantar fascia. One effective stretch is the calf stretch, performed by leaning against a wall with one leg extended back and the other bent forward, ensuring both heels are on the ground. This stretch targets the calf muscles and Achilles tendon, providing relief. The towel stretch involves sitting with legs extended, looping a towel around the toes, and gently pulling them towards the body to stretch the bottom of the foot. Rolling a tennis ball or a frozen water bottle under the foot can massage the plantar fascia and reduce tension. Additionally, toe curls and picking up marbles with the toes can strengthen the muscles in the foot. If you have heel pain, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can accurately diagnose plantar fasciitis, and stress how specific stretches may help to provide relief.

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful and inconvenient. If you are experiencing heel pain or symptoms of plantar fasciitis, contact Corinne R. Kauderer, DPM  from Dyker Heights Foot & Ankle. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, known as the plantar fascia, and causes mild to severe heel pain.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Excessive running
  • Non-supportive shoes
  • Overpronation
  • Repeated stretching and tearing of the plantar fascia

How Can It Be Treated?

  • Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices
  • Shockwave therapy – sound waves are sent to the affected area to facilitate healing and are usually used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis
  • Surgery – usually only used as a last resort when all else fails. The plantar fascia can be surgically detached from the heel

While very treatable, plantar fasciitis is definitely not something that should be ignored. Especially in severe cases, speaking to your doctor right away is highly recommended to avoid complications and severe heel pain. Your podiatrist can work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options tailored to your condition.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Brooklyn, NY and Old Bridge, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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