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Plantar Fasciitis and Yoga

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the band of tissue that runs along the arch of the foot becomes inflamed. The condition can often result in serious heel pain. Yoga is one way in which an individual might be able to combat foot pain from plantar fasciitis. Specifically, there are certain yoga poses that are designed to stretch the plantar fascia. These poses might also stretch other related muscles. Some of these stretches include the upward salute, the chair pose, the high lunge, and others. If you are someone that is struggling with plantar fasciitis, you might benefit from practicing certain yoga stretches. It is suggested that individuals with plantar fasciitis or heel pain schedule an appointment with a podiatrist as soon as possible for treatment and advice. 

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful and inconvenient. If you are experiencing heel pain or symptoms of plantar fasciitis, contact the foot specialists  from Academy Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, known as the plantar fascia, and causes mild to severe heel pain.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Excessive running
  • Non-supportive shoes
  • Overpronation
  • Repeated stretching and tearing of the plantar fascia

How Can It Be Treated?

  • Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices
  • Shockwave therapy – sound waves are sent to the affected area to facilitate healing and are usually used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis
  • Surgery – usually only used as a last resort when all else fails. The plantar fascia can be surgically detached from the heel

While very treatable, plantar fasciitis is definitely not something that should be ignored. Especially in severe cases, speaking to your doctor right away is highly recommended to avoid complications and severe heel pain. Your podiatrist can work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options tailored to your condition.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Southlake, Keller (Fort Worth), Hurst, North Richland Hills, Flower Mound, and Argyle, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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