Plantar Fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain, occurs when the band of tissues connecting your heel to your toes becomes inflamed. This can hinder your daily activities, but there are some simple stretches that you can do to ease your discomfort.
First, lean against a wall with your leg straight behind you and your heel pushed toward the floor. Now try standing on a step with your heels hanging over the edge, and push them downward. Next, roll a can from your toes to your heel and back to loosen and massage the bottom of your foot. If you have a towel handy, place it on the floor in front of you, grip it with your toes, and pull it toward you. Now take a seat, loop the towel around your foot and pull the ends towards your body. You can also just grab your toes and flex them toward your shin.
For more stretching tips, contact Brandon Percival, DPM, Julie Percival, DPM, and William Harris IV, DPM of Carolina Podiatry Group, Inc. Visit one of our locations in Lancaster, Fort Mill, or Chester, SC, or call (803) 548-FEET today.