The 2 Minute Fix: Plantar Fasciitis

This post is part of a new series I’m calling “The 2 Minute Fix” which will be short videos to teach people easy self-care solutions to common movement faults.

The Problem:
One of the most common lower extremity injuries I see in my practice, especially in runners is the chronic and intense pain in the bottom of the foot, commonly called plantar fasciitis. Truthfully, the diagnosis is a bit of a garbage can term for any pain in the bottom of the foot. Either way, it can be a real bear to tackle. I’ve had a really good run (pun intended) of helping people through these pretty quickly. Follow along!

The Fix:
The video is 5 minutes instead of 2! Settle in because I’m about to show you my tried and true plantar fasciitis fix! Topics covered are morning foot roll massage, lower leg mobility, foot drills to strengthen the interior muscles of the foot, night splints and some tips on who to seek out for extra help.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Scott

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12 thoughts on “The 2 Minute Fix: Plantar Fasciitis

  1. sharon

    Why do you suppose my 3 different doctors have NEVER suggested these exercises to streagthen the muscles in my feet. Over the past 6 years I have experienced: left-ankle sprain followed by reconstruction surgery a year later then 5 months ago, broken 5th metatarsal (still healing) : right ankle sprain 1 year ago. All injuries from simple falls. Previous to each of these injuries I walked a minimum of 2 miles Every Day. I have worn custom arch supports for over 25 years and my plantar fasciifiar is cured
    ( thank god ). do you think I could have avoided some of these Injuries if I had been aware of your exercises?

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  2. Anita

    Thank you so much for the explanation and the techniques! I’ve been doing some of these stretches sort of intuitively, and have felt some relief. I will add the other techniques you mention.

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  3. Diana

    Thank you for this post – I did the exercise and also took an Epsom salt / ginger bath and pain went away after 3 days.

    Thank you so much again for the 5 min video !!!

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  4. Gate Holloman

    Thank you so much for the explanation and the techniques! I’ve been doing some of these stretches sort of intuitively, and have felt some relief. I will add the other techniques you mention.

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