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Is It Helpful to Stretch the Bottom of the Foot for Plantar Fasciitis?

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


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June 08, 2021
Karen Krueger

I had several bouts of severe plantar fasciosis before discovering your work. I tried following the advice of my doctors and physical therapists—never go barefoot, always wear shoes with some heel elevation, perform dorsiflexion stretches—but it seemed to make matters worse, so I stopped. What did seem to help me recover, besides the mere passage of time, was the leg exercises I did in Pilates, raising and lowering my heels with resistance. This increased the range of motion, flexibility, and strength of my feet and lower legs. Later, I developed neuromas. In trying to solve this problem, I discovered your work and managed to find foot-healthy shoes (not easy with my very wide feet), and within a matter of weeks, the neuroma pain was gone. That was three years ago, and I have not had any recurrence of plantar fasciosis or any other foot pain. Considering that I am in my seventh decade and a big walker, that is a significant testimonial for your approach.

June 08, 2021
Natural Footgear

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Karen! I’m so glad to hear that you’ve benefited from natural foot health techniques and approaches, and I hope that you continue to experience optimal foot health going forward.

Kind regards,
Robyn Hughes, ND

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