Plantar Fasciitis Treatment and Prevention

A two-year study of people suffering from plantar fasciitis pain done by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) found that 88% of those whose plantar fasciitis treatment combined deep stretching of the calf and plantar fascia with heel or arch support experienced relief from their symptoms.

Why is Deep Stretching So Important for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment?

Plantar Fasciitis ReliefMaintaining good flexibility throughout the inter-connective chain of the lower leg including the ankle, Achilles tendon and calf muscles) is the best way to prevent plantar fasciitis but it’s also part of a solid plantar fasciitis treatment plan.

The Gastrocnemius and Soleus (calf muscles) both work to lift the heel. Improper biomechanics often lead to foot, Achilles tendon or even injuries that move “up from the calf” including knee injuries and tight hamstrings. Proper stretching is imperative for plantar fasciitis treatment. Proper stretching and strengthening programs can correct functional risk factors, providing both immediate benefits and long-term healing.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment for Long-Term Healing

Medi-Dyne’s ProStretch Plus has been proven to provide a deep stretch that increases flexibility along the entire inter-connective chain, delivering the long-term flexibility needed for a lasting plantar fasciitis treatment.

The ProStretch Plus puts both the plantar fascia and the toes in a state of tension that allows for a maximized stretch. The unique rocker bottom allows you to progressively deepen your stretch in a continuous motion. Far superior to using a curb or wall, which requires you to stop, re-adjust your angle and lose the tension. Using the ProStretch Plus on a regular basis is a great tool for both plantar fasciitis treatment and prevention.

That’s why ProStretch Plus  is the #1 Choice of professional athletes, physical therapists and athletic trainers for reducing pain and increasing flexibility.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “about 90 percent of the people who have plantar fasciitis recover with conservative plantar fasciitis treatment in just a few months. “
Learn more about deep stretching and plantar fasciitis exercises.

A One-Two Punch for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis TreatmentWhile deep stretching is an integral part of plantar fasciitis treatment, it is only part of the one-two punch that knocked out plantar fasciitis pain for 88% of the individuals studied.

The two most important steps you can take to treat and prevent plantar fasciitis :

#1 LONG TERM RELIEF

  • Deep Stretching
  • ProStretch Plus has been proven to provide a deep stretch that increases flexibility along the entire connective chain, delivering the long-term flexibility needed for lasting heel pain solution.
  • Providing a safe, effective, easy-to-use method for performing targeted exercises that stretch and strengthen the hamstrings, calf, Achilles tendon, feet, toes; the ProStretch Plus is the go-to choice for plantar fasciitis treatment.

That’s why ProStretch Plus is the #1 Choice of professional athletes, physical therapists and athletic trainers for plantar fasciitis treatment — reducing pain and increasing flexibility.

#2 IMMEDIATE COMFORT

  • Maximum Cushioning Heel or Arch Support
  • True heel cups cradle and cushion heels, transferring pressure off of painful heels and provide stability in order to promote the healing of ligaments the plantar fasciia.

Tulis Classic Heel CupsThe bio-mechanically designed Tuli’s heel cup provides immediate relief by cushioning the area of pain and elevating the calcaneus (heel bone) to take pressure off of the Achilles tendon, lessening the tension and allowing for a regaining of flexibility.

Tuli’s patented multi-cell, multi-layer “waffle” design absorbs shock and returns impact energy just like the system naturally found in your feet. Upon impact, the waffle construction bears down and rotates with the normal motion of the foot to absorb the shock of walking and running. And just like a spring, Tuli’s returns that energy back for maximum performance.

That’s why Tuli’s is the # 1 recommended heel cup world-wide.

Additional Tips for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

• Rest from activities that your plantar fasciitis makes painful and stay off your feet as much as possible.
• Worried about staying in shape? Consider temporarily adding non-weight bearing exercises like swimming or cycling to your exercise routine.
• Ice massage or application of a cold pack for 10 minutes at a time to the area of plantar fasciitis pain.
NSAID’s (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) may help with pain in the early stages of plantar fasciitis. Always check with a doctor before taking any medication.
• Make sure that you have the proper footwear and that it is not worn down. Running shoes will lose most of their cushioning after 400 miles or 6 months.

  • Increase your training gradually to reduce the chance of plantar fasciitis. If your training includes running, you should increase mileage by no more than 10% per week.RangeRoller Plantar Fascia Massage
  • Getting a regular sports massage or self-massaging your lower legs with a massage therapy tool like the RangeRoller can help prevent plantar fasciitis symptoms.