Plantar Fasciitis: Yoga for Aching Feet

By
Beverly Davis-Baird MA, C-IAYT
 Stretching the calf can help facilitate pain relief for your Plantar Fasciitis.

I remember the morning I started to get out of bed and was in excruciating pain as soon as I tried to stand. When the pain persisted over several weeks, I headed to my local podiatrist, who diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation or micro-tearing of the soft tissue along the foot's arch. This tissue, or plantar fascia, is a thick, web-like ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot. It acts as a shock absorber and supports the arch of your foot, helping you walk.

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