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  • Writer's pictureKieran Cummins

Best physio stretch for Plantar Fasciitis

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

A frequent condition that can hurt and make you uncomfortable on the bottom of your foot is plantar fasciitis. It happens when the thick band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes—the plantar fascia—becomes irritated. The standing calf stretch with the foot up against the wall is a useful treatment for plantar fasciitis.

Stand facing a wall, placing the heel of one foot on the wall, and complete the stretch. When you feel a stretch in your calf and the bottom of your foot, steadily lean forward while keeping your back leg straight. After holding this stance for 20–30 seconds, switch to the other foot.

There are many advantages to doing this exercise. The calf muscles are first stretched, which releases tension and relieves pressure on the plantar fascia. Second, it increases the ankle and foot flexibility and range of motion, reducing the chance of further strain or impairment. Furthermore, it is a simple action that can be performed virtually anyplace, making it a useful addition to your daily routine.

Do not let plantar fasciitis prevent you from living your life to the fullest. The standing calf stretch can assist to relieve your discomfort and get you back on your feet quickly. Include it in your regular routine. The staff at Redrock Physio are specialists in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders and can provide the direction and treatment you need.

Image: A person performing a calf stretch exercise to alleviate plantar fascia discomfort. The individual stands near a wall, one leg extended behind them, heel grounded, and hands lightly resting on the wall for balance. This calf stretch helps relieve tension in the plantar fascia.

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