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How To Cure Plantar Fasciitis –
FAST!

Jeremy Roberts
Fast Plantar Fasciitis Cure â„¢
All Rights Reserved

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is an injury sustained as the result of repetitive stress placed on the bottom
of the foot. More specifically, its damage sustained on the fascia—a thin layer of fibrous
tissue that protects other tissues within your feet. Many people develop Plantar Fasciitis from
long periods of standing, running, or performing various load-bearing activities.

Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms
The most common symptom of Plantar Fasciitis is pain. This can be burning, stinging,
stabbing or throbbing pain. Many people experience a dramatic amount of pain when they
first get up in the morning, with the sensation lessening throughout the day. For others, the
pain is consistent.

The pain can be isolated to an area in the middle of foot, or it can radiate outward towards
the toes. The heel is another common area for Plantar Fasciitis pain to show up.

Plantar Fasciitis pain can be very stubborn and last for months or even years. Since walking
and standing cannot be completely avoided in our lives, the injury can cause serious
disturbances in professional and private life.

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Several different things can cause Plantar Fasciitis, which makes
classifying the condition somewhat difficult. For example, bone spurs,
flat feet, high-arched feet, and hard running surfaces are all very
different—but each one can be a cause of the condition. Individuals in
professions that require you to stand for long periods of time—nursing,
for example—are at a higher risk for developing cause Plantar Fasciitis.

Another very common cause of Plantar Fasciitis is the type of shoe you choose to wear.
Older or poorly constructed shoes can place your feet at a higher risk for stress. Shoes that
don't have adequate padding for the heel and arch can be a problem as well.

Finally, overweight individuals are at a higher risk for developing Plantar Fasciitis. As you
gain weight, this naturally places more stress on the tissues of your feet, and the fascia
tends to bear the brunt of this.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatments
Traditionally, Plantar Fasciitis has been treated
with orthotic devices, medication, and even
surgery. However, it's important to note that
there are a number of all-natural treatment
options that you can do at home that can stop
the pain and cure Plantar Fasciitis.

Most doctors will suggest using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs to manage
the pain symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis. Common drugs of this class include aspirin,
ibuprofen, and naproxen. In some severe cases, stronger painkillers such as hydrocodone
may be prescribed.

The problem with anti-inflammatories and painkillers is that they only address the symptoms
of the condition and not the root cause. For many people, it becomes necessary to take
more and more of the drugs as their bodies become less sensitive to their effects over time.

Corticosteroids and botulinum toxin Type A are two treatments that doctors commonly use to
reduce inflammation and relieve the swelling and pain. These treatments can be expensive
and must be administered in a medical facility.

Orthotic devices are another conventional treatment
option for Plantar Fasciitis. These include shoe
inserts and splints that can relieve stress and help
stretch the plantar fascia tissue. You can buy some
orthotic devices online, however, many doctors will
prescribe custom designed orthotic devices that are
designed to fit to your foot and/or leg.

These devices can be helpful if you have abnormally shaped feet or very severe damage to
your plantar fascia. However, it's important to note that these devices can be prohibitively
expensive, and are not guaranteed to work.

In some cases, surgery may be a solution to Plantar Fasciitis. This involves severing a part
of the plantar fascia tissue in order to relieve tension and reduce inflammation. The surgery
is carried out with local anesthetic and is performed with tiny incisions in the foot. The
surgeon might detach the plantar fascia from the heel bone or make additional incisions to
try to relieve pressure.

The problem with surgery is that it is expensive and it can take a long time to heal. This is a
difficult option for individuals with professions that require them to be on their feet throughout
the day.

Conventional treatments for Plantar Fasciitis can be effective, however, you should know
that there are treatment options that you can perform at home that do not require dangerous

medications or expensive visits to the doctor. A step-by-step treatment protocol designed by
rehab specialist Jeremy Roberts is described in detail in Fast Plantar Fasciitis Cureâ„¢

Fast Plantar Fasciitis Cureâ„¢ is a top-selling guide to treating your Plantar Fasciitis naturally
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The plantar fascia (a.k.a plantar aponeurosis) is a thick band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot from the
heel to the base of each of the five toes. It is thinner and weaker at the heel and gets thicker and stronger as it fans out towards the
toes. Because of this structure it is more susceptible to micro trauma, tearing and inflammation at the heel which causes the
resulting pain and irritation. When the problem is left untreated and becomes chronic, the plantar fascia starts to degenerate. This
complicates the problem and may severely prolong the recovery and rehab process.

Plantar Fascia

The functions of the plantar include absorbing shock, supporting the longitudinal arch of the foot, and stabilizing the metatarsal
bones during foot strike. This means that stress is placed on the plantar every time you stand, walk or run. Stresses of up to three
times body weight can be placed on the plantar when running. Irritation in the plantar may take a significant amount of time to
settle down because of the constant stress that is placed on it with everyday activities. To add to the problem, the plantar does not
get very much blood flow which also slows the healing process.
The pain itself is generally localized at the inside base of the heel and may extend down the inside arch of the foot towards the big
toe. It is usually worse the first few minutes after getting out of bed in the morning or when getting up after sitting for a long
period of time. Standing or walking for extended periods will also aggravate the pain. It may be a little stiff for the first few
minutes of running and then loosen up, only to get sore again towards the end of the run and even more so after you finish. In
severe cases it will prohibit you from running all together. It tends to be more of a problem when doing faster running with less
supportive shoes such as racing flats or spikes, when running hills or on harder surfaces such as concrete.

Causes
Plantar pain is fairly common among runners and comprises approximately 5-10% of all running injuries. The causes of plantar
pain can be put into two categories; training factors and biomechanical/structural factors. The training factors can all be easily
controlled and prevented. One of the most common training errors is simply increasing your mileage and/or intensity too quickly.
Other training factors that can irritate the plantar include running in old, worn out shoes, wearing the wrong running shoes for
your foot type, running on unstable surfaces such as a sandy beach, running on a crowned surface, logging a lot of miles on
concrete and excessive hill running.
The biomechanical factors are more difficult to deal with but must be addressed nonetheless. One of the most common
biomechanical causes is tightness and restricted range of motion in the calf and ankle which puts increased stress on the plantar.
Other factors may include weaknesses in the foot and ankle, joint restrictions in the foot and ankle, over-pronation, hamstring
tightness and/or gluteal weakness. Plantar fascia pain occurs more frequently in people with flat feet as well as in people with
high rigid arches. Occasionally a bone spur (a calcified growth) may be present on the bottom of the heel. This may be the result
of the plantar pulling on the calcaneous but there is no evidence to support the case for bone spurs actually causing plantar pain.

Treatment
It is extremely important to start to treat plantar pain as soon as possible. It can last a long time and can often times take months to
recover from. The sooner you start to treat the problem the more quickly it will go away. The first course of action is to get the
pain and inflammation under control. This should include ice and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen or naproxen
sodium. For the first week to two weeks I recommend icing as much as 5-6 times a day for 10 minutes at a time. (In the initial
stages there is usually inflammation even though swelling may not be detectable by normal sight and touch).
During this time you should be stretching the hamstring and calf. Keeping this tissue loose will take some strain off of the plantar.
You should also be lightly stretching your foot as well. DO NOT stretch to the point where you feel pain in the plantar. Follow
the stretches that are outlined in this packet. (NOTE: If any of the stretches cause irritation in the plantar stop immediately!) If
possible you should start to wear a splint or other device at night which will help prevent the plantar from shortening while you
sleep. This should help with the pain and stiffness that is experienced first thing in the morning. You should also make sure to
stay out of high heels and ill-fitted or uncomfortable shoes. If walking barefoot irritates the plantar then try to walk in comfortable
shoes (preferably running shoes) as much as possible. There is also a way to tape the foot (called Low-Dye Taping) which can
help take some strain off of the plantar and allow it to heal more quickly. A good podiatrist, physical therapist, massage therapist,
athletic trainer or chiropractor should be able to help with this.
Within a few days (2-4) it is important to start to mobilize the tissue of the plantar fascia. This is accomplished both with selfmassage and professional deep tissue sports massage. (This can be painful but is necessary to make sure that the tissue stays loose
and that any scar tissue development is kept to a minimum.) Self-massage can be accomplished by rolling your foot on a tennis
ball or golf ball and should be done regularly for 5-10 minutes 1-2 times per day followed by icing. A professional therapist will
be able to do deeper, more focused and aggressive work, which should be done 2-3 times per week for 3-4 weeks.
When the pain starts to diminish you need to begin to strengthen the muscles of the foot and ankle. Follow the strength exercises
that are outlined in this packet. These should help to prevent the problem from coming back in the future. The effects of
strengthening will not be felt right away. It will take 6-8 weeks to start to get the benefits of strengthening. You should attempt to
complete the strength drills outlined in this packet 5-6 times a week for the first 2 months. You can then back down to 2 times a
week to maintain the benefits that you have gained. If any of the exercises irritate the plantar STOP that exercise immediately.
You can start to run again once you can walk pain free. Make sure to start out with a few very short runs of 10-15 minutes before
you build up to longer runs. And don’t forget to have a specialist or someone who works at a running shoe store evaluate your feet
and make sure that you are wearing the appropriate shoes for your foot type.

The pain won’t go away!?!?
In the vast majority of plantar pain cases the treatment protocol outlined above will take care of the problem. In rare cases you
may find that the pain simply will not go away. There are still a few options that you can pursue. Both podiatrists and
orthopedists have had some success by injecting the plantar fascia with a corticosteroid such as cortisone. This can be effective at
breaking down more stubborn scar tissue and any thickening that has occurred in the plantar. Your foot biomechanics may also
require that you have a custom orthodic made to correct any abnormalities that cannot be addressed by a running shoe alone.
(NOTE: Make sure that the Podiatrist or Physical Therapist is able to find something specific that they are trying to correct.
Putting in an orthodic simply for the sake of putting in an orthodic is not appropriate and may result in other problems down the
road!) In cases where nothing else works you can try a surgical procedure called a fasciotomy where an incision is made into the
fascia to take tension off the irritated tissue.

Other Causes of heel Pain
Sometimes the pain that you feel on the inside of the heel is not caused by the plantar fascia at all. There are other problems that
can mimic plantar fascia pain. These problems include sciatica, adverse neural tension of the plantar nerve, entrapment of the
lateral plantar nerve, tarsal tunnel syndrome, fat pad atrophy or a calcaneal stress fracture. It is advisable to rule out these other
possible causes of heel pain before pursuing more invasive treatments of plantar pain such as an injection or surgery.

STRETCHES
The stretches outlined here should be completed 2-3 times per day when treating plantar fascia pain. When performing the stretch
slowly move into the stretch and hold until you feel the tissue release. This should take somewhere from 15 to 45 seconds. Repeat
2-3 times. Do not hold any stretch for longer than 60 seconds, An uncomfortable stretch is OK, but make sure that you do not cause
pain or irritation during or after any of these stretches.

Hamstring Rotational Stretch
Standing Version
To stretch your left hamstring stand on your right foot and place your left heel on a
surface well below waist level. Face straight forward and keep your left leg
straight but do not lock your knee. Lean forward from the waist and keep your
back straight until you feel a good stretch down the back of the thigh. Rotate your
torso right and then left so that you are alternately facing to the inside and outside
of your leg. Hold the positions where you find the most restriction. Try pointing
your toes towards your head and away from your head in order to modify the
stretch.

Calf Stretch
Adjust distance from wall according to
your height. Bend the knee closest to the
wall and let your pelvis shift forward.
Stretch is on the leg furthest from the wall.
Gastrocnemius
Keep your back knee locked.
Soleus
Perform the stretch with your knee bent.
YOUR WEIGHT SHOULD BE
SUPPORTED ON YOUR HEEL, NOT
YOUR FOREFOOT.

Tri-Plane Achilles Stretch
Start in the same position as for the soleus stretch with the knee bent. The
only difference is that you turn the slant 45 degrees clockwise as well as 45
degrees clockwise to focus the stretch more on the inside or the outside of
the Achilles.

Foot Stretch
Put your toes up against a wall as shown. Your heel
and the ball of your foot should be on the floor. Roll
your foot in and out while the ball of your foot and
your heel remain on the ground. Hold the positions
where you find the most restrictions. You can modify
the stretch by bending and straightening your knee.

STRENGTH EXERCISES
These exercises are specifically designed to strengthen the muscles in the foot and ankle. By strengthening these muscles it will help
to take stress off of the plantar fascia. None of these exercises should irritate the plantar fascia. If irritation does occur then STOP
that exercise immediately.
There are three levels of strengthening exercises outlined in this guide. If the plantar is somewhat irritated with normal walking only
use the beginning exercises. As the plantar can handle more and more stress and is not irritated with normal walking progress to the
intermediate exercises. Incorporate the advanced exercises when you are actually able to run. I recommend doing all of the
exercises barefoot which will be the most effective way to strengthen the muscles in the foot and ankle.

Beginning Exercises

1. Toe Walking
Keep you upper body erect and hold your hands behind your low back as
shown. As your left foot lands, let your left heel come as close to the
ground as possible without touching and then come up onto your toes as
high as possible before pushing off the ground. Take very short steps and
walk for 15 meters with your toes pointed straight ahead and repeat for 15
meters with your toes pointed in at a 30 degree angle and again with your
toes pointed out 30 degrees.
Reps:
Sets:
2. Heel Walking
Keep you upper body erect and hold your hands behind
your low back as shown. Lift your toes as high as you
can. Your toes should never touch the ground through
the entire exercise. Take very short steps and walk for
15 meters with your toes pointed straight ahead and
repeat for 15 meters with your toes pointed in at a 30
degree angle and again with your toes pointed out 30
degrees.

Figure 1

Reps:
Sets:
Figure 2
3. Toe Crunches (using towel)
Stretch out a towel in front of you. Pull
the towel towards you by curling your
toes under. For added resistance place a
weight on the end of the towel.
Reps:
Sets:
Figure 3

4. Foot Extension
Wrap the elastic band around the top of your foot as
shown. Pull the foot straight up against the resistance
of the band. Take 2 seconds to pull the foot up and
then take 5 seconds to return to the starting position.
Repeat by pulling the foot up again but this time at an
angle 15 degrees to the inside and a third time 15
degrees to the outside.
Sets:
Reps:
Figure 4

Intermediate Exercises

5. Ankle Inversion using Rubber band
Start with your foot pointed up and out and the band
pulling up and out in the same direction. Slowly turn
your foot down and inwards against the resistance of
the band. The motion down and in should takes two
seconds. Then slowly let the foot turn back up and
out to the starting position. This motion should take
five seconds.
Reps:
Sets:

Figure 5A

Figure 5B

6. Ankle Drops
Stand on your toes with both heels over the
edge of a stair or ledge (Figure 3A). Your
knees should be slightly bent for the entire
exercise. Lift your left foot off the stair and
slowly drop the heel of your right foot down
as far as you can (Figure 3B). (This should
take 5 seconds.) Hold the position for 2
seconds and then put both feet back on the
stair and push up onto your toes again. Repeat
with your right foot pointed 30 degrees to the
right (Figure 3C) and 10 reps with your left
foot pointed 30 degrees to the left. Try to keep
most of your weight on your feet and use your
fingertips against a wall to keep your balance.
Reps:
Figure 6A

Sets:

Figure 6B

Figure 6C

Advanced Exercises
6. Toe Hopping

7. Low Box Hops

Hop in place on one leg. Your leg should act like a spring. Do
not pause when your foot hits the ground. Your heel should never
touch the ground for the entire exercise. Start out with short hops
and progress to higher hops.

This exercise is very similar to toe hopping except this time
you are hopping up and down from a 6" box or stair. Let
your heel drop down below the edge of the box.
Reps:

Reps:
Sets:
Sets:

Figure 7

Figure 6

Other Exercises
These exercises are not specific exercises to strengthen the calf/achilles complex. They do address certain biomechanical aspects of
running that could play into calf/achilles problems and are very good exercises for runners to do on a continuous basis.

8. The Runner
This exercise must be completed using a theraband. Close the knotted end of the band in a door. To strengthen the left side stand with
your left side facing the door. Balance on your left leg with the knee slightly bent. With the right leg in front of the left wrap the
theraband around your right thigh as shown (Figure 8A). Keeping the left knee slightly bent move your right leg and arms in a running
motion. Repeat with the right leg behind the left (Figure 8B). For a more advanced version, when the right leg is in front and you drive
the right leg forward straighten your left leg and come up onto your toes at the same time.
Reps:
Sets:

Figure 8A

Figure 8B

9. Barefoot Running
Barefoot running is one of the most effective ways to strengthen the muscles in the foot, ankle and lower leg. You should do this on a soft
grass surface (the infield on the inside of a track often works well). Make sure that you have no pain when you are actually running
barefoot. I recommend running a mile or so barefoot at the end of a run 2-3 times a week. You can also use it as a cool down after a hard
workout.


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