STRETCHING IS THE BEST WAY TO TREAT PLANTAR FASCIITIS
posted: Feb. 28, 2023.
The key symptom of plantar fasciitis is heel pain which is at its worst first thing in the morning, according to Sondema N. Tarr, DPM, Owner of Direct Podiatry Arizona. "This is because the already inflamed plantar fascia experiences micro tears when the person gets out of bed and starts walking around in the morning after being off their feet during sleep for several hours, she explains.
|Dr. Sondema Tarr|
"Stretching is the best way to treat plantar fasciitis. Any stretches performed should involve the Achilles tendon and calf muscles. This will allow the patient to gain more flexibility in the back of the lower leg and alleviate plantar fasciitis pain since they all work together," says Dr. Tarr.
Source: Rachel MacPherson, BA, CPT, Verywell Fit [2/24/23]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News