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.
- Gastroc Stretch: stretching the gastrocnemius muscle – a straight knee-calf stretch – can help to offload the Achilles pull of the foot.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).