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Friday MineFit TidBit: Why Does My Foot Hurt?

Posted By Darrell Smith, Monday, June 26, 2017
Plantar Fasciitis affects many of us. It presents most often as a pain in the heel, either on one foot or both, and can spread to all parts of the foot.  

How to Fix It? 

1. Begin with lifting your foot up 6 inches away from the floor and extending your foot straight out in front of you. 

2. Second, curl your toes underneath you, to activate the insertion of your posterior tibialis muscle. This is called inversion and eversion of the foot.  
 
3. Third, move into ankle flexion and extension (a.k.a. lift your foot up and down like you are waving).

4. Last, with your toes on the floor, make “clocks” 12x in each direction, which is an ankle full turn.  

These are a few good starters for you to keep your foot and ankle active, and to prevent plantar fasciitis! 

Learning to walk with good deceleration using the upper part of your leg (think of walking with you HIP instead of your FOOT) to prevent slamming down on your foot and ankle, also helps.

Here is an article which summarizes the problem: 

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