Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering from plantar fasciitis?
If so, you know just how debilitating this condition can be. The sharp, shooting pain in your heel can make it impossible to walk, let alone exercise. But did you know that there are certain exercises that can actually help relieve the pain associated with plantar fasciitis? Read on to learn more.
This simple exercise can be done anywhere, anytime. Just stand up straight and raise up onto your toes, holding the position for a few seconds before lowering back down. Repeat 10-15 times for best results.
Start by sitting on the floor with your legs extended in front of you. Place a towel around the ball of your foot and gently pull back on the towel until you feel a stretch in your calf and Achilles tendon. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times.
Another easy exercise that can be done anywhere, anytime! Just sit down and place a towel around your big toe. Gently pull back on the towel until you feel a stretch in your toe and arch. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times.
If you're suffering from plantar fasciitis, give these exercises a try! While they may not completely eliminate your pain, they can certainly help to reduce it significantly. And remember, if the pain is too much to bear or if you don't see any improvement after a few weeks, be sure to consult with your doctor or physical therapist for additional treatment options.