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Tips to Help Prevent Plantar Fasciitis from Returning

Plantar FasciitisOnce you’ve been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, you may feel like you are doomed to the condition coming back over and over again. However, there are some steps you can take to reduce the chances it will return. At Medi-Dyne, we want to help keep you on your feet so you can continue to enjoy the pursuits you love so much.

Stretches

By performing some simple stretches throughout the day you can help keep plantar fasciitis from returning.

  • First, flex your foot a bit before you get out of bed.
  • Next, while you’re still in bed, place one leg across the other.
  • Pull your toes upward bringing them toward your shin. Hold this position for about 10 seconds.
  • Repeat this stretch 10 times for each foot.

You can also perform heel drop stretches off the edge of a step to stretch out the bottoms of your feet as well as your calves. Roll a ball under the arch of each foot for a few minutes to reduce any pain you may be experiencing and to help prevent symptoms from coming back.

Act Quickly if the Pain Returns

Once you have plantar fasciitis you’ll know when it’s coming back. If this happens, the sooner you act, there’s a good chance your symptoms will be minimized. First, of course, stay off your feet as much as you can. Apply ice packs to the bottoms of your feet several times each day and take anti-inflammatory medications.

Medi-Dyne offers several products that can help runners, cyclists, and other athletes deal with the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Browse our online catalog or contact us if you would like to learn more.