Cool Your Heels – Kick Heel Pain for Good

Cool Your Heels – Kick Heel Pain for Good

 

Plantar Fasciitis can shoot your training in the foot. Unfortunately there is no single method to alleviate heel pain. Try a combination of all four of these methods for relief. Here is hot to fix it.

 

  1. Gastroc Stretch: stretching the gastrocnemius muscle – a straight knee-calf stretch – can help to offload the Achilles pull of the foot.
  2. Get A Brace: tightness in the calf can pull on the heel and lead to pain. Wear an overnight splint to reduce calf tightness. Also try rigid yet cushioned shoes or orthopedic supports.
  3. DIY Massage: massaging the plantar fascia while pulling your toes up with your hand or by rolling your foot on a lacrosse ball or ice-filled water bottle can loosen contracted fascia.
  4. Limit Exercises: cut back on running, climbing, jumping, and other activities that make the calf tight (for example, being on the ball of the foot).FullSizeRender
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