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. Learn how you can get immediate relief and healing in just two steps.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
88% found relief with these two steps!
Immediate Relief With Cushion and Support.
The 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. These “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.
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.
Tuli’s Gaitors combine light-weight shock absorption with superior arch support in an ultra-thin carbon fiber orthotic that delivers long-lasting relief and comfort. Tuli’s Gaitors 3/4 Length cradles the heel with Tuli’s patented shock-absorbing waffle design while its tapered toe protects toes from crowding, titting comforably in most shoes.
Step 2: LONG-TERM HEALING
Long-term healing through deep stretching and strengthening.
Medi-Dyne’s ProStretch 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.
Providing a safe, effective, easy-to-use method for performing targeted exercises that stretch and strengthen the hamstrings, calf, Achilles tendon, feet, toes; ProStretch is the go-to choice for plantar fasciitis treatment is the hallmark of ProStretch. That’s why ProStretch is the #1 Choice of professional athletes, physical therapists and athletic trainers for plantar fasciitis treatment — reducing pain and increasing flexibility.
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 on a regular basis is a great tool for both plantar fasciitis treatment and prevention.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “about 90% of the people who have plantar fasciitis recover with conservative plantar fasciitis treatment in just a few months “
Why is Deep Stretching Important for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment?
Maintaining 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.
Additional Tips for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
- Rest from activities that your plantar fasciitis makes painful and stay off your feet as much as possible.
- 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.
- Getting a regular sports massage or rolling your lower legs with a massage therapy tool like the RangeRoller can help prevent plantar fasciitis symptoms.