Oh my aching feet!
It’s a beautiful bright sunny morning! Lots to do and I can’t wait to get going! I throw back the blankets, jump out of bed only to be shut down with terrible foot pain that just about drops me to my knees!
I am talking about plantar fasciitis. It is most painful in the morning, when your feet first hit the floor. Typically, the pain eases and sometimes completely subsides after you’ve had a chance to move your feet around and stretch them out.
Today, on Twin Cities Live, I will be doing a segment about this all too common problem with the feet.
Five common causes of plantar fasciitis:
Five ways to help avoid this injury:
1-learn to relax while walking or running. The tension that is held in the legs and glutes pull on the plantar tendon when you move. Relax!
2-be careful how your foot contacts the ground while walking or running. Try to avoid hitting the far back side of the heel. You want to land in the middle of your foot, this will help the plantar tendon relax.
5-keep your feet strong! Heel to toe raises and towel toe extensions are great options.
The video will take you through the following treatments. Even if you do not have plantar fasciitis, the stretches can help you to avoid issues in the future!
1-foam roller or pop can roll 1-2 minutes
Plantar fasciitis is a common injury. Be educated and informed so that you know how to avoid this problem.
Tall, proud posture.