Most of us don’t really think about our plantar fascia until we suddenly wake up one morning with sharp pains in the heel of the foot. Plantar fasciitis (inflammation to the plantar fascia ligament) is most commonly caused by strain injury causing micro tears to the ligament as it attaches to the heel bone or other areas of tightness on the sole of the foot.
Plantar fasciitis is common for runners, dancers, or those who wear high-heels on a regular basis. It can be extremely painful, but can most definitely be cured and/or prevented by making sure to stretch your calves and plantar fascia (arch of the foot). We will discuss Plantar Fasciitis more in detail later on this week, but today we wanted to share with you a simple Towel Grab technique that can be done daily to help relieve symptoms of this common ailment.
Although this technique can be performed several times throughout the day, we recommend performing 7-10 towel grabs at the beginning of the day.