Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age n/a
  • 120 lbs
  • Ft. Collins, CO
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Rest, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises
    Massage, Supportive Shoes
    Not Improved

Love your feet. Feet are beautiful. Before leaving bed, try this:

  1. Roll arches on a tennis or lacrosse ball (I don't have a ball, but a rolling pin works nicely).
  1. Use a belt to pull each foot back with a belt or towel under the ball of your foot (10 revolutions of 10 seconds each, pointing toes when not pulling). I feel my arches and leg muscles stretching.
  1. Use hands to stretch toes back for10 seconds (10 times). It's best to use your hand to pull down your heel and ankle aat the same time.
  1. Massage arches vigourously for a few minutes, to loosen things up. (Not pictured)
  1. Draw ABCs in the air with each foot. (Not pictured)

Wear supportive house slippers with closed backs. I love bare feet, but constant arch support is essential.

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