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Are There Exercises I Should Avoid If I Have Plantar Fascitis
Plantar fasciitis: Any weight bearing exercise can aggregate symptoms if proper stretching is not done first or if shoes do not provide proper support. Symptoms are often aggregated by poor shoe choices when working or going without shoes at home rather than specific exercises. Pain often persists or worsens because of daily activities rather than exercises. If an activity is painful listen to your body and stop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stretching such as: Standing on your toes on a step and then dropping heels below level of toes is great as mentioned in another answer. Something else I have found has helped is take a golf ball or a water bottle (empty a little water out first) and freeze them. Sit in a chair and place either one under your foot and massage foot back and forth on the frozen object. Many people get great relief with this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Plantar faciitis: Stretching your calf muscle.Get a more detailed answer ›
With severe osteoposis (secondary), degen discs, plantar fasciitis, what kind of exercises can I do, how can I get back to being healthy&normal?
GET IN THE POOL!: Aqua-exercise is perfect for someone who has the above conditions. It will take the pressure off your back and joints because of the buoyancy of water. It will allow you to both strengthen your muscles and improve range of motion, without aggravating your joints. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My body fat is 28%, trying reduce weight and having plantar fasciitis, any recommendation on cardio exercises without hurting my existing condition?
Swim, bike: I suggest you find a good podiatrist in your area as this condition is very common and treatable. This way you can return to walking, running, elliptical machine, etc. There are many treatment modalities that will improve and hopefully resolve plantar fasciitis. For now try biking and swimming, but don't hesitate to get plantar fasciitis treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to know what exercises should I do to stretch my plantar fascia in order to relieve pain from plantar fasciitis?
OMM: Osteopathic manipulative medicine can be very effective in treating pain in the feet. A variety of manipulative techniques may be brought to bear but especially the relatively new modalities in the fascial distortion model have been particularly helpful for plantar fascitis. You can also use pulsed electromagnetic therapy and or kinesio taping to help with plantar fascitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can both heel spurs and plantar fasciitis get better over 6 months with stretching exercises and orthotic device?Are they self-limiting?
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