How to manage heel and foot pain?

During Covid-19 pandemic, one of the ways that a lot of us kept our physical and mental health in check was by walking/running outdoors. Even though, some restrictions have been lifted/eased, some of us have continued to enjoy being active outdoors during these hot summer days. Some of you might have experienced pain in your feet specifically in the inner side of the heel. If this sounds familiar to you, you might be suffering from a very common condition known as “plantar fasciitis”.
Below, are the few common symptoms of plantar fasciitis:
If you experience any of the above mentioned symptoms, below are few potential ways to manage your symptoms:
If you continue to experience pain in your heel that does not improve with time and abovementioned management strategies, please book an appointment with a registered physiotherapist at Therapy One for detailed assessment and treatment of your condition.
A physiotherapist could facilitate your recovery by performing a thorough assessment and if you are diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, your therapist could perform any or all of the below treatments:


1. Standing Calf Stretch

2. Seated Calf Stretch

3. Plantar fascia stretch

**Please note these exercises could initiate or aggravate your existing symptoms. Always consult a health practitioner if you are not sure if these exercises are right for you**
Yasama Razavi RPT