Tips for Treating Plantar Fasciitis
Whether you are young or old, active or sedentary…
plantar fasciitis can affect a wide range of people.
Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury to the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a broad ligament on the base of your foot which extends from your heel to the base of your toes.
When considering options for treating plantar fasciitis, it is important to remember what movements cause stress on the plantar fascia.
The first is when the arch drops such as when body weight is applied to the foot. The second is during toe off or when the foot is extending on the toes when you are walking or running. The good news is there are effective ways to treat this potentially chronic condition.
Stretching and Strengthening
Stretching and strengthening the foot is very important to address tight musculature.
Basic calf stretches and stretching of the plantar fascia should be done daily.