Plantar Exercises

The painful condition where the ligament on the bottom of your foot, the plantar fascia is injured or inflamed is known as the plantar fasciitis. There are many causes of plantar fasciitis. Injury to the foot or being overweight are 2 of the very well-known causes. Plantar fasciitis can be a long-term condition or short. It depends on the person. A variety of plantar fasciitis stretches workouts can be done to help lessen the pain and shorten the period of time it occurs and also to prevent future flareups.

You could try these plantar fasciitis stretches that I use to help relieve my plantar fasciitis.

Toe stretching

this helps stretch the plantar fascia which runs from the ball of the foot to the heel. This stretching exercise is actually simple. Simply take your toes while sitting down and then bend them back towards the top of your foot. You are now a plantar fasciitis stretcher.

Then also bend them the other way. Repeat this step a few more times with each foot. You may also bend each toe individually or all toes together as a whole. Personally, I would prefer to bend them all together.

Plantar Fascia stretch

This is another simple stretch that you can do either sitting down or standing up. The only thing you’ll need is a small ball, like a tennis ball. Put the ball on the floor and roll it back and forth under your foot, from the ball of the foot to the heel. Try this exercise for about five minutes per foot. So how exactly does that feel?

Another form of stretch known as the Calf Stretch is a little bit more difficult when compared to first two stretching routines. Don’t get worried! To begin with you should stand in front of a wall about an arms length away. Stretch out your arms and place your hands on the wall in front of you. After that, take one foot and step backwards with it. Lean forward towards the wall with the heel of your foot constantly touching the ground and feel your calf muscles begin to stretch out.

Feel it?

Great! Repeat this stretch a couple more times alternating feet.

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