Inflammation to the ligament, under the sole of your foot, which connects your toes to your heel can result in a painful foot injury that is known as plantar fasciitis. In this condition, the arch of the foot and the heel can both be affected by the ligament inflammation, and although it can often resolve by itself, some people struggle with it for longer periods. If you have been diagnosed with this condition and are seeking treatment, Swan Podiatry can suggest some simple exercises to help you.
Causes of the inflammation
Simple stretches for the calf
Using rolling tools
There are several devices on the market designed for people suffering with plantar fasciitis, and they are designed to help you to roll your foot. Rolling back and forth will loosen foot muscles, and help you to alleviate some of the pain. Sitting upright in a chair, place the rolling object beneath the foot arch, and roll for two or more minutes.
Stretching the ligament
Curling the toes
Need further help?
If you have not been able to overcome the difficulties of your plantar fasciitis within a few weeks, you may decide to turn to a podiatrist. Swan Podiatry can offer you assistance at our Coconut Grove clinic, so contact us today to talk about booking a slot, or call 0428 976 360 to ask questions or book an initial appointment.