Plantar Fasciitis is a common running that many runners find themselves dealing with at one time or another. Plantar fasciitis refers to the syndrome of inflammation of the band of tissue that runs from the heel along the arch of the foot. If you experience pain in your heel as you get out of bed in the morning, but it gets better as you start moving around – it’s a good chance that plantar fasciitis is the culprit.
But, the good news is – that if it is caught early enough – plantar fasciitis you can deal with it yourself. Here is a video that I put together of a couple of exercises that have helped me with this in the past.
Another thing that will help to ease the pain in the morning is to flex your foot back and forth about 10 times before you get out of bed. This will help to stretch your calf muscles.
If your conditions persist – or get worse – please seek medical help. And, make sure that you are wearing proper shoes. Wearing shoes that are not the right ones for your foot type or shoes with too many miles on them can also cause injury. Make sure that you are properly fitted for your foot type.
The little exerciser that you see in the video can be found at http://budurl.com/plantarfasciitis . I’ve been using mine for years to keep my feet strong!
Plantar Fasciitis is an injury that can be a nuisance – but is something that can be dealt with. And, if not too severe – you can even run through. Just make sure that you are cutting back on your mileage and running easy. And, ice, ice, ice!