Personal Trainer Portland Or | Plantar Fasciitis Pain
It hurts when you take that first step in the morning! It feels like you have a broken heel or there is a piece of glass in there! I TOTALLY GET IT! I suffered many years with this pain and it is just mind draining to have to deal with this plantar fasciitis. Here are some exercises and tips I did to help with the pain.
- Massaged the area during the day and before going to bed with a golf ball.
- Slept with a night boot, but you need to find the right one. Some are way too bulky and the toe one makes your toe fall asleep.
- Strengthening your arch and surrounding muscles by picking things up with your toes. Start off with picking up a towel up.
- I would even go as far to recommend yoga toes when you are lying in bed.
- Stretch the calves muscles throughout the day
- Balance on one leg to fire those small muscles and stabilizers in your toes and foot.
- Do your research on the types of orthotics you wear. Make sure they are good for your feet and they are not just a selling tool from your health professional.
- Find an excellent podiatrist to work with. Going to a DC is great, but a podiatrist specializes in feet, so go to the person who is a pro at this area of the body.
- Losing weight can help tremendously. In addition, if you have flat feet, then orthotics will be a must.
- If the plantar fascia is actually torn, then it may make sense to have a plantar release, which is when they actually surgically release/cut the plantar fascia.