Heel pain stretches

Tennis Ball Stretch Stretching exercises create a pulling feeling in your muscles without causing pain. Perform the tennis ball stretch while seated. Place the arch of your foot on the tennis ball and roll the ball back and forth with the arch of your foot. Perform the tennis ball stretch while standing as your conditionContinue reading “Heel pain stretches”

Pronation and heel pain

Heel pain sometimes results from excessive pronation. Pronation is the normal flexible motion and flattening of the arch of the foot that allows it to adapt to ground surfaces and absorb shock in the normal walking pattern. As you walk, the heel contacts the ground first; the weight shifts first to the outside of theContinue reading “Pronation and heel pain”

Foot pain: Avoid Overuse injury

The most important thing you can do to avoid injury and foot pain is to gradually work into your new activity. We recommend following a formula called the “Rule of 2”. This says that if you are starting a new walking or running program you should start with just than 10 minutes for your firstContinue reading “Foot pain: Avoid Overuse injury”

Heel pain, plantar fasciitis

A common cause of heel pain is an inflammation of the band of fibrous connective tissue (fascia) running along the bottom (plantar) surface of the foot, from the heel to the ball of the foot. The inflammation is called plantar fasciitis. It is common among athletes who run and jump a lot, and also thoseContinue reading “Heel pain, plantar fasciitis”

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