Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis does have symptoms which start with pain when you get up in the morning and take those first steps, and also if you sit for a long period of time. After you have taken a few more steps the stiffness and pain may subside. However, your foot, or feet, will hurt you more as the day progresses. Standing or climbing stairs can hurt the most. However, foot pain that you feel at night may be a totally different problem.
Treatment to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis
There are exercises that help relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis and other heel pain. Plantar Fasciitis exercises can make your foot stronger and more flexible and it will relieve the pain. If you have plantar fasciitis you may also have a tight Achilles tendon. These two conditions almost always come together. Therefore, you should perform exercises that are specifically for loosening up the Achilles tendon.
One such exercise to strengthen the plantar fascia is as follows:
Another exercise to relieve the heel pain of plantar fasciitis is simple and can be done in conjunction with the first exercise or separately. For this exercise you will need either a tennis ball or a rolling pin. Sit in a chair and place the tennis ball or rolling pin on the floor and place your foot on it. Roll your tennis ball or the rolling pin slowly along the bottom of your foot. This exercise is used to stretch the ligament of the plantar fascia.
Slipping your toes into SmartToes™ will also increase flexibility and circulation. This will cause your feet to relax and ease the discomfort of plantar fasciitis.