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Physio Art Tackles Plantar Fasciitis!

21st March 2021

My Best Stretching Exercises For Plantar Fasciitis


Hi there, Art here welcome to my blog!

Plantar fasciitis is undoubtably one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is also an exceedingly difficult condition to treat and treat it successfully.

A few years ago, I was plagued with plantar fasciitis and those first few steps of getting out of bed in the morning hobbling to the bathroom with the pain in my heel it was like walking on broken glass.

In my student days it used to be known as heel spur syndrome, jogger’s heel, bruised heel pain, policeman’s heel I mean you could go on and on with the names. The one thing I do know with my experience and over the years is no matter what method or methods of treatment is available the outcome can be poor.

Chronic problems like tennis elbow Achilles tendonitis, golfers’ elbow, frozen shoulder, and plantar fasciitis continues to plague both orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists even to this day.

My personal experience with plantar fasciitis is that l had this debilitating condition for over 9 months. It got so painful I asked a doctor who I knew if he would give me a steroid injection. Two injections later resulted in a total rupture of my plantar ligament, which stopped me playing squash and running for 18 months. Yes, it was a quick fix, but steroid injections may cause tendons to rupture. That is why I strongly recommend my stretching exercise for plantar fasciitis.

Everyone wants a golden egg that one treatment that fixes the problem. Quick fix! Forget it.

The stretching exercise that is shown in my vlog is possibly the best self-help stretching exercise you can do to alleviate that pain and discomfort and aid that your recovery of yours.

So, watch the video and I will give you the programme you need to follow. The stretching exercise shown in my Vlog must be done three times a day every day for 8 weeks. I know that this sounds an extreme amount of time and stretching, but when you consider that plantar fasciitis can last up to two years and having an injection may cause that rupture of the plantar ligament, 3 minutes of time, 3 times a day is nothing.

It is a short spin off with your time.

Yes, there are other methods of treatment. Orthopaedics like to advise on Achilles stretches, bottle rolling, foot massage cross over foot stretch.

Here at ATLPhysio we give you the best possible hints, tips and advice that is available today.

Also, along with the stretches, get some insoles for overpronated feet to take even greater stress off that plantar fascia. Foam rollers have had some success for my patients too!

One of the best research papers I have read suggest a three-week course of anti-inflammatories and pain killers, so speak to your Doctor, GP, or pharmacist for this advice.

So, start those stretches advised in my Vlog. They’re great and start your journey back to walking pain free in no time!

That is all for now keep well stay safe!


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