Plantar Fasciitis Exercises
We discuss the best plantar fasciitis exercises in this article. Before this, if you would like to learn more about plantar fasciitis, read our article: What is Plantar Fasciitis. We know that the plantar fascia is a passive structure on the sole of your foot which means that it can’t contract like a muscle can. It is influenced by how your foot moves, how much you use your feet, and how much stress you place through it. In this article, we will show you an evidence-based protocol that may help if you have been medically diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. If you would like to know more about the reasons why people get it, then have a look at this article we have written.
Rathleff et al (2014) provided the best program that we have to date. We are more than happy to share it with you today.
Rathleff Protocol: Heavy Load Strength Training for Plantar Fasciitis
High-load strength training improves outcomes in patients with plantar fasciitis” A randomized controlled trial with 12 months follow up. Rathleff et al (2014)
These plantar fasciitis exercises are essentially a type of modified calf raise. Plantar fasciitis is a tricky condition to rehabilitate. There are lots of gimmicks out there that acclaim they can help however, this protocol is the most scientifically researched and evidence-based approach that we currently have available to us.
Other treatments that can offer pain relief are plantar fasciitis taping and plantar fasciitis insoles.
We recommend that you receive an official diagnosis before trying any of the above as there are numerous conditions that have a similar presentation to plantar fasciitis.
We are specialists in treating foot conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, and you can see one of our Sports Injury Physios in our clinic in Fulham, South West London. We also offer running gait analysis and biomechanical assessments.