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Plantar Fasciitis Stretch

Plantar fasciitis stretching may ease foot pain

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Updated September 04, 2013

Plantar Fasciitis Stretch

Plantar Fasciitis Stretch

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This stretch is used to relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis by stretching the plantar fascia, a band of tough connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot to the heel.

How to Perform the Plantar Fasciitis Stretch:

  • Hold the base of toes of the affected foot
  • Gently pull the toes back towards the shin until you feel a stretch in the arch.
  • Hold the stretch for 10 seconds and slowly release.
  • Perform three sets of 10 repetitions daily.

More: Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Tips

Source

Plantar Fasciitis: Evidence-Based Review of Diagnosis and Therapy. Am Fam Physician. 2005 Dec 1;72(11):2237-2242. [http://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2237.html] last accessed 1/10/2011.

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