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Stretches to Soothe Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Stretching the plantar fascia using ProStretch Plus

A condition that affects almost everyone eventually, plantar fasciitis creates pain that you cannot ignore. While the temptation to do nothing to treat it exists, experience shows that conditions get worse instead of better on their own. Foot stretches for plantar fasciitis with the Prostretch® Plus gives you relief from a severely painful condition.

 

Realizing the Existence of a Problem

The first notice of pain in your heel can provide an astonishing revelation. You may think that a nail has come through your shoe, and you may even take it off to examine the problem. But, unfortunately, the issue proves more challenging to resolve than that. However, as soon as you realize the painful condition that you face, a decision to start doing plantar fasciitis stretches can put you on a path to healing.

Choosing to rest instead of continuing to stand provides the escape from the pain that most people choose. However, the amount of rest time that it requires almost always exceeds what you have available. In addition, a consequence of not treating the condition can make you take evasive action to prevent experiencing sharp pain every time you take a step.

 

Choosing to Wait and See

Doing nothing other than resting may work in your favor at the outset, but a more likely outcome allows the condition to worsen. Even more, it can make you start to favor the painful foot and change the way you walk. You can notice the difference that walking creates on your back and hips especially, as you intensify the effects on your body.

As the condition becomes nearly intolerable, you may realize that it requires treatment. Unfortunately, almost no one realizes that stretching a foot that already hurts can make it feel better. While it may seem nearly impossible to believe, plantar fasciitis stretches do reduce pain and aid healing. Doing them the right way provides the relief you need, and a measured approach gives you the best outcome.

Our ProStretch® Plus fits any shoe up to size 14 and any weight up to 300 lbs. to allow a range of people to use it for plantar fasciitis stretches. With an advanced technological design, the aid provides the gentle treatment your plantar fascia needs for repair. Fully adjustable to accommodate the depth of stretch you prefer, the ProStretch Plus model features a toe lift that lets you increase the intensity as you improve.

 

Finding the Cause

The causes of plantar fasciitis seem uncertain, leaving unexplained why your foot feels fine one day and subjects you to excruciating pain the next. It occurs more among athletes who run and anyone else who stands for long periods. The manifestation, however, reflects injury to the fascia, a flat ligament that runs the length of your foot. The pain results when it weakens and allows tears to appear.

Oddly enough, and though it may seem counterintuitive, stretching can enhance the healing process. The Prostretch® Plus provides stretches for plantar fasciitis in heel that makes the difference between repairing an injury or tolerating it.

You can find relief when you learn how to curtail the pain of standing, climbing stairs or walking on hard surfaces. Controlled stretches can repair the injury that presents itself as plantar fasciitis. Our Prostretch® Plus lets you choose the intensity of a stretch to get the maximum benefit. Repairing an injury to your plantar fascia and preventing future injuries requires creating flexibility throughout your lower leg. Stretches for plantar fasciitis in heel make your foot flex, an effective way to increase blood flow and relieve tension and tightness.

 

Exercising to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Pain

When you exercise the muscles that attach your knee to your calf and your Achilles tendon, you create the tension that stretches the plantar fascia, the flat, broad ligament on the bottom of your foot. The ProStretch® Plus suspends your foot and extends your toes in an effective and controlled exercise.

When you devote attention to exercising several times a day doing foot stretches for plantar fasciitis, you may achieve remarkable results. In addition, any reduction in pain that you can achieve can add measurably to your enjoyment of life.

 

Exercise One

You need to perform each exercise for stretches for plantar fasciitis in heel in three sets so that each one lasts at least 30 seconds with intervals of five seconds. To begin, place your ProStretch Plus about an arm’s length away from a wall.

  1. Lean forward and put both your hands on the wall.
  2. Place either foot into the ProStretch Plus model.
  3. Position your heel into the heel cup, and place your toes on the front part of the platform.
  4. Stand up straight without bending your knee or extending your buttocks.
  5. Lean slightly forward as you place your entire weight on the Plus.
  6. As your other foot comes up off the floor, let the pointed toes touch the floor to maintain balance and keep your hips level.
  7. As you lean forward, make sure to keep your hips and the ankle of the treated foot in line.
  8. With your straight leg in the ProStretch Plus, gently pivot your ankle so that your heel can rock backward.
  9. Perform the stretch that results until you feel the tension in your leg muscle above your calf.
  10. Hold the position for 30 seconds.
  11. Let your ProStretch Plus roll forward to provide a neutral position for your foot.
  12. Relax your leg for five seconds.
  13. Repeat the exercise two more times.
  14. Switch to your other leg, and start the exercise again.

 

 

Exercise Two

The initial steps follow the same pattern as those in Exercise One, but the later ones provide exercise for different muscles.

Lean forward and put both your hands on the wall.
  1. Place either foot into the ProStretch Plus model.
  2. Position your heel into the heel cup, and place your toes on the front part of the platform.
  3. Stand up straight without bending your knee or extending your buttocks.
  4. Lean slightly forward as you place your entire weight on the ProStretch Plus.
  5. As your other foot comes up off the floor, let the pointed toes touch the floor to maintain balance and keep your hips level.
  6. As you lean forward, make sure to keep your hips and the ankle of the treated foot in line.
  7. When you begin to feel muscle tension in your calf, bend your knee forward to about 5-10 degrees.
  8. To benefit your Achilles tendon and your plantar fascia, keep your heel back in the ProStretch Plus while you bend your knee.
  9. Hold the position for 30 seconds.
  10. Let your ProStretch Plus roll forward so that your foot relaxes in a neutral position for five seconds.
  11. Repeat the exercise two more times.

ProStretch Plus Exercises Video

You can see foot stretches for plantar fasciitis in a video that shows you these exercises and more. Reading about how to do them may appeal to you more as it lets you visualize them at your own pace. However, the visual presentation of someone doing the exercises shows you the posture and pose that give you the best results from the Prostretch® Plus.

 


Deciding to Find Relief

Whether you experience plantar fasciitis for the first time or on many previous occasions, it demands your attention. Our Plus design helps you meet the goal of improving the blood flow to your foot and removing muscle tightness. In addition, the equipment ensures your proper approach to exercising and prevents overextension. Finally, your gentle stretches for plantar fasciitis in heel can rid you of pain and help prevent future occurrences.

 

 

OTHER RELATED PRODUCTS FOR PLANTAR FASCIITIS RELIEF

 


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Adjustable Calf and Foot Stretcher

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Tuli's Plantar Fasciitis Insoles

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ProStretch NightSock

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OTHER RELATED TOPICS:

HOW ARE PLANTAR FASCIITIS INSOLES DIFFERENT FROM REGULAR INSOLES?

5 THINGS A PLANTAR FASCIITIS INSOLE MUST HAVE TO BE EFFECTIVE

5 BEST HEEL CUPS FOR PLANTAR FASCIITIS

PLANTAR FASCIITIS, A REASON TO WORRY?

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD STRETCH IN THE MORNING

HOW LONG DOES PLANTAR FASCIITIS LAST AND HOW TO GET RID OF IT?

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The information on this website and article is for information only and should not be used as a substitute for consulting your doctor. Consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and rehabilitation

 

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