- Maintain a healthy weight. Extra weight can put extra stress on your plantar fascia.
- Choose supportive shoes. Buy shoes with a low to moderate heel, thick soles, good arch support and extra cushioning.
- Don’t wear worn-out athletic shoes.
- Change your sport.
- Apply ice.
- Stretch your arches.
Is walking good for plantar fasciitis?
Walking around after lying or sitting for a time may ease plantar fasciitis symptoms as the ligament stretches out. However, the pain will gradually worsen throughout the day making you very uncomfortable and affecting normal daily activities.
What aggravates plantar fasciitis?
When you exert pressure on your feet without proper arch support or padding, you can put too much stress on your plantar fascia. Wearing shoes that are too tight or shoes that raise your heel high above your toes may also aggravate the condition.
What exercises should be avoided with plantar fasciitis?
- Stationary cycle.
- Battle ropes.
- Hand cycle.