How self care and acupuncture can treat and prevent your plantar fasciitis:
I didn't ever expect to specialize in foot pain and plantar fasciitis, but in hindsight it's been a long time coming. As a dancer and former martial artist, I was on my feet a lot, and punished them pretty constantly. I ended up with my own plantar fasciitis and this blog post is based on my experience. I was able to get rid of the pain and get back to doing the things I love, so have hope dear reader! Over the years I've been lucky enough to have more than a few people come in with foot pain, and my personal journey with it has helped me become pretty good at treating it. They sent me more people with foot pain, and through all the experience I was able to figure out some of the best ways to treat foot pain fast! So without further ado, here are my experiences boiled down into my top seven ways to treat foot pain and plantar fasciitis with holistic and Chinese medicine:
If you are particularly tight and struggle with a pose like this, you can simply try to walk your legs up the wall and bring your tailbone as close to wall as possible while extending the legs straight up. You will definitely feel the stretch in the hamstrings, only go as far as you can while being able to take nice long, deep breathes. It should feel good if you take it slow. Listen to your body, move lightly but intentionally.
This is my favorite foam roller for stretching out the lower legs:
So there you go, my top 7 ways to treat plantar fasciitis naturally at home and using acupuncture. Have some personal experience with it? Share your own tips for plantar fasciitis relief in the comments below!
Stay healthy, friends!
~The Red Raven
Bret Kyle Rogers, L.Ac.
Texas based acupuncturist, qigong teacher, and herbalist demystifying Chinese medicine. The author frequently links to Amazon.com for specific products. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases and appreciate your business!