Plantar Fasciitis is a pain to your heel that can be really excruciating, it affects the plantar fascia which is a thick band of tissue that starts from your heel bone down to your toes to give your foot a nice arch. This region can be inflamed due to rigorous work.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
- High arches
- A tight Achilles tendon
- Shoes with soft soles, or poor arch support
- Flat feet
- long-distance, or downhill running
- Sudden weight gain
What Are The Symptoms Of Plantar Fasciitis?
- Swelling, tenderness and redness.
- Bottom of heel pain.
- Development of heel spurs
- You may have experienced pain in the morning with this pain subsiding as the day goes by.
Flexibility is a major preventive measure from Plantar Fasciitis and this flexibility is around your calf muscles as well as your Achilles tendon.
You can boost your flexibility by placing your toes on the bottom of a wall while your other leg is behind you as if you want to lunge. Next you need to bend the knee of the leg with its toes on the bottom of the wall in a way that it moves forward so that it touches the wall. Your feet should be on the ground and firmly rooted.
Overtime plantar fasciitis will get better with treatment and you will see a great improvement in just two months.
Stretch long exercises can help to soothe the pain and discomfort, it will also help to relax your achilles tendon and calf muscles.
The Tennis Ball Stretch
You get to create a stretching and pulling feeling in your muscles in a way that you do not feel pain.
This exercise is simple to learn and do.
You should sit down and place the arch of your foot on the tennis ball as you roll the tennis ball with your foot.
Make sure you apply some pressure as you roll the ball from back to front.
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