Plantar Fasciitis Exercises for Relief of Pain
Plantar fasciitis exercises are critical for both pain relief and long-term healing. While there are a number of steps you can take to help prevent and treat plantar fasciitis pain, researchers have found that the combination of targeted stretching exercises and quality heel cups provide the most significant relief from heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis exercises, in particular plantar fasciitis stretches, are a key part of treatment. Stretching the plantar fascia, hamstrings, and calf muscles can have a major impact on reducing plantar fasciitis pain levels in a short time.
Plantar Fasciitis Exercises
The best way to treat a plantar fasciitis injury is to keep it from happening in the first place! Many times, plantar fasciitis can be prevented by improving lower extremity is a unique enhancement tool designed to allow you to improve all three of these categories.
Increased muscle flexibility reduces the risk of over-use injuries like plantar fasciitis. With a proper ProStretch flexibility program, muscles and tendons actually begin to lengthen.
You can learn how to best stretch and strengthen your lower leg muscles using the ProStretch by downloading the ProStretch Stretching Guide. Or, see exactly how to do each stretch and learn more about the ProStretch at the Medi-Dyne ProStretch Online Resource Center and the Medi-Dyne You Tube Channel.
You can see the ProStretch Plus in action in this video.
In addition to using the ProStretch Plus to help treat and prevent plantar fasciitis, here are some additional suggestions for exercises that may help.
- Ball Rolling – The plantar fascia can be stretched by rolling it over a round object like a ball, bottle or can
- Roll the foot – You can target specific areas with Medi-Dyne’s Range Roller. Roll repeatedly over the shins and bottom of foot/arch, applying increasing downwards pressure
- Cold Therapy – If you using an object which can be frozen in the freezer, such as a water bottle, this also applies cold therapy at the same time
*Information on this website contains suggestions for informational purposes only. Always seek professional advice before beginning any treatment plan.