Plantar Fasciitis Tips: The 5 Minute Morning Protocol for Heel Pain
Almost without exception, everyone we see with heel pain due to plantar fasciitis at Pinnacle will have “first step” pain when getting up in the morning or when getting up after being seated for a while. Often the heel contact pain is so unbearable, it leads to an altered gait pattern such as forefoot walking or walking on the outside of the foot for a few minutes until it warms up. This is not a good long term strategy to avoid pain! We have a lot of plantar fasciitis sufferers come and see us for treatment after they’ve started to develop a new pain in their foot from limping to avoid the original pain! So, as part of an overall plantar fasciitis treatment plan, it’s important to eliminate “first step” heel pain as soon as possible.
As part of the management of Plantar Fasciitis we often recommend a quick 5 minute morning routine.
What is it: Roll, Stretch and Support before taking that first step.