Suffering from Foot Pain?
Foot pain is such a common complaint through the population and to be honest there are a number of different problems that can arise, suchas:
- Heel Pain
- Heel Spurs
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Toe Pain
- Achilles Pain
I will focus on Heel Pain!
Do you have Heel Pain?
Who generally suffers from heel pain?
- All people, but mostly middle aged people upwards
- People that spend a lot of time standing in one spot
- Overuse activities, eg. Running long distances
- Overweight, excessive pressure
- Wrong shoes
How to treat Heel Pain?
I have found that in all cases by releasing the calf, including the flat lower portion of the calf (soleus), dramatically improves the foot including Heel Pain. It creates slack and releases the pressure on the foot, consequently reducing the level of pain.
You can release the calf using a foam roller or a tennis ball and some gentle stretching.
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