OptimizePMD: How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a common issue in many adults characterized by intense pain in the heel due to inflammation. In this video, Midlothian health coach Jaime Monsen offers a few simple tips to treat and prevent plantar fasciitis. Watch the video below and read on for a recap.
4 Tips for Treating Plantar Fasciitis
1. Submerge your whole foot in a bucket of ice for 10-20 minutes. You can do this a couple times a day if you wish. This will help reduce the inflammation.
2. Stretch. Stretching helps increase your range of motion. Stretch your calves. Use a foam roller, lacrosse ball, or a muscle stick to loosen up your foot and lower leg.
3. Exercise your joints. Do band exercises to strengthen your foot and ankle.
4. Make sure you have a good shoe. If your foot is not fully supported, it will continue to cause issues for you. Go to a Foot Locker or other shoe store to get fitted properly so you get the appropriate shoe for your type of foot.
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