Heel Pain Exercises
It is important that you maintain a good range of mobility and flexibility in your interconnective chain. Ensuring flexibility in the lower leg is one of the best steps you can take towards preventing and/or healing plantar fasciitis and other common heel pain issues. Heel pain exercises are essential to maintaining that flexibility in order to prevent unnecessary pain.
Something that is important to keep in mind is that when you participate in heel pain exercises, you need to protect the painful portion of the heel with the proper equipment. Tuli’s® Heavy Duty Heel Cups will provide you with the protection, cushion, and support you need while engaging in exercises and stretches for heel pain.
Stretches for Heel Pain
Doing stretches for heel pain for at least 10 minutes a day will drastically reduce the amount of pain you have felt. Some heel pain exercises and stretches that Medi-Dyne recommends include:
- ProStretch Plus™ – Using the toe lift mechanism of the ProStretch Plus™, you can experience a deep stretch along the plantar fascia, delivering the ultimate in pain relief.
- StretchRite® – Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out in front of you. Keep your knees locked. Wrap the StretchRite® around the ball of your foot and pull back on each of the handles. Hold for ten seconds, release, and move to the next foot. Do this three times per foot, and twice a day.
How to Prevent Heel Pain
If you want to know how to prevent heel pain, there’s good news. It is an easy condition to prevent. One of the most important things you can do when learning how to prevent heel pain is to stretch for at least ten minutes a day. Because heel pain often occurs right in the morning when you take your first steps, you may want to keep the StretchRite® by your bed so that you can do your stretches before you even roll out of bed. Another great thing to do to prevent heel pain is to wear Tuli’s® products when you do anything that will put an impact on your heels.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about how to prevent heel pain, or to find the products that will aid you in proper stretches for heel pain, contact Medi-Dyne today at 800.810.1740 or 817-251-8660..