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Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis is not only the most common cause of heel pain but also inhibits the ability to perform daily activities. This condition is caused by the tearing and subsequent inflammation of a thick band of tissue under the foot called the plantar fascia. It results in a deep, stabbing pain in the heel and is common among runners as well as people who are overweight. Specific stretching exercises can help to relieve the effects of plantar fasciitis. To loosen tight calf muscles, lean against a wall with one foot back and the other in front. Bend the front knee while keeping the back leg straight. Hold for about 10 seconds and repeat a few times. To loosen the foot muscles, sit in a chair barefoot and roll a tennis ball back and forth along the sole of the foot. Towel curls can also stretch the toe and foot muscles. Sit in a chair with bare feet flat on the floor and a small towel beneath the foot. Grab the towel with the toes curling the towel toward the heel. Relax the foot and repeat five times. For more help with the effects of plantar fasciitis, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist.

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries and build strength. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Fox Valley Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important, and we often forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate enough to not have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rises, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, and flexing the toes. It is best to speak with Our doctors to determine an appropriate regimen for your needs. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different, and the activities required to maintain strength in the feet vary from individual to individual. 

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Naperville, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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