The good thing about plantar fasciitis is that even though it is very painful, it is very easy to treat and more importantly, prevent.
Plantar fasciitis starts to develop when the fascia becomes inflamed. This can happen through repetitive use, trauma, being over weight (too much stress on the feet), tight muscles of the lower leg, or misalignment of the individual joints of the foot. Usually its not just one cause, but a combination of them that starts to lead to symptoms.
So now you have a good understanding of what it is and where it comes from the next thing is what can you do to help with it. In a following blog post I'm going to give you specific directions for some simple things to do at home to help with this nagging condition. In the mean time go grab a golf ball and a base ball. Hopefully you have those around somewhere or can borrow one from a friend. Lets go over a quick description of what to do with the golf ball (we'll go over the base ball in the video).
- Get golf ball (check!)
- Place golf ball on the floor and get a chair so you can sit next to the ball
- Lightly put pressure on to the golf ball with the bottom of your foot. Move the golf ball along the length of your foot.
- You will feel areas that are a bit more tender, (healthy tissue doesn't hurt)
- Continue to apply pressure on to your foot for 3 - 5 minutes.
What to do next. Look for the next part of this blog where I'll go through a video with step by step instructions. If you liked this, like it, comment or share it on Facebook!
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