Pointers to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

Stretches to relieve plantar fasciitis painHeading out for a hike, bike ride, run, or rock climbing adventure? Join the club! There are all sorts of groups that share the same love of activities here in Colorado, but there’s one club no one ever wants to be a member of, and that’s the Society of Heel Pain from Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers!  

Okay, that’s not actually a real club. But plantar fasciitis is so common that a large group of people out there are dealing with the condition, and the last thing any member of the group is able to do is enjoy an active life. 

In fact, heel pain from plantar fasciitis can pretty much ruin your day from the get go – literally! The number one symptom of this condition is stabbing pain with your first steps of the morning. Not fun. Luckily, though, there are things you can do to avoid being a part of this painful plight.  
  • Wear shoes that fit well, are not worn out, and are appropriate for the activity 

  • Warm up properly prior to any exercise 

  • Cross-train to reduce repetitive stress on your heels 

  • Do stretches that keep muscles and tendons flexible and strong 

  • Avoid training on hard surfaces or spending an excessive amount of time on your feet 

  • Maintain a healthy weight 

  • Invest in custom orthotics that can keep feet in alignment, provide added cushion and support, direct pressure away from your heel, and counteract any structural or biomechanical abnormalities that could lead to pain and injury.  

Follow these pointers to prevent plantar fasciitis and you won’t have to join the heel pain sufferers club after all! For more information, or if you need help with heel pain, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. You can reach us at (303) 805-5156 or by using our online contact form.  

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