Sunday, May 2, 2010

Plantar Fasciitis

I am going to dedicate this post to plantar fasciitis a problem I encountered some time ago and was unaware it existed until I did some research on the internet and figured out what it was.

About a year ago I woke up and I had foot pain on the bottom of my foot like in the arc that was hard to reach when massaging. When I tried to go for a run the pain was persistent so when I got back home I one again tried to massage it but I really was not able to get to it. I thought this was really weird and decided it was a problem so I started to do some research on the internet.

After some research I discovered that my pain was probably a mild case of plantar fasciitis. I learned that it is basically an inflammation and there were ways that I could help myself. The two ways that have worked the best for me and that I wold recommend to people is to massage just above your ankle bone on the inside of your leg that really really helped me. Something else that has done wonders for me is to roll my foot on a tennis ball or something similar to massage the foot. So if you have a strange foot pain it might be plantar fasciitis. I hope this helps!


  1. This exercise has helped my feet a lot: Sit on the edge of a chair and have your feet flat on the floor with your knees straight in line with your toes. Lift your toes up, leaving the rest of your feet flat. Hold your toes up for 30-60 seconds, put them down. repeat once or twice till you can do more. Then straighten your leg out with your heel on the floor. Pull your toes up again and hold. This strengthens your calf muscles too, helping to prevent shin splints. Denise

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  3. Hi
    I was also running and I am dealing with plantar fasciitis for more than a year now. There are many things you can do to treat your PF although I understood that treatment efficiency is very individual. If something works for one it may not work for the other.
    I have found taping very useful. Taping will keep your foot from getting injured again and will help you get through your daily routine.
    Think about your gait. This is the key for your recovery.
    Swimming and riding a bicycle were my alternative training. I used to run and I got plantar fasciitis so I started to swim and cycle. Today I’m better with my PF so I ended up as a triathlete.
    I also found a very informative website in:
    Take care & Good luck