[Video] Morning Warm up for Plantar Fasciitis

If you have Plantar Fasciitis, there is a good chance you experience pain during those first few steps out of bed in the morning.

In this video Senior Podiatrist, Justin Hogg, discusses a 2 part morning warm up which will help ensure those first few steps are more bearable.

Hi, I'm Justin Hogg, Senior Podiatrists from Foot Faults Podiatry and The Running Analysis Center. Today I'm going to show you a technique to help reduce the morning pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis. If you have plantar fasciitis, then guaranteed you have pain during those first few steps out of bed. I'm going to show you something that you can do even before you get out of bed, that will ensure those first few steps are more bearable.

If you'd like to learn more about at-home remedies for plantar fasciitis, please stick around to the end because we have developed a resource that will be of great benefit to you.

Today I'm going to show you a morning warm up to perform before getting out of bed in the morning. It consists of 2 parts, the first is drawing circles, and the second it a gentle stretch.

1. Drawing circles
The first part of your morning warm up will be to draw circles with your feet. Drawing circles warms up the fascia, and the foot itself. Do this 10 times on each foot clockwise, and then 10 times anticlockwise for a total of 20 times on each foot.

2. Light stretch
Then you can move to step two, which is a light stretch. We recommend using a town, sling it over your toes, and lightly stretching that back. Stretch it back until it becomes tight and just hold it there. Hold that stretch for 15 seconds, then release. Give you foot or wiggle and repeat. You want to do 10 stretches for each foot, so a total of 20.

So to recap, your morning warm up will consist of 20 circles on your left foot, 20 circles on your right foot (10 clockwise and 10 anticlockwise). And then 10 stretches back of your right foot and 10 stretches back of your left foot. This will warm up your Fascia and get you started, so those first few steps in the morning aren't so painful.

I spoke earlier about a resource we've developed to help people with plantar fasciitis pain and this is a fact sheet that includes five at-home remedies that are simple, easy and free. All you have to do to obtain this is to comment "yes please" below, click the link, or head over to the plantar fasciitis page on our website.

Thank you so much for watching the video. I'm Justin Hogg from Foot Faults Podiatry and The Running Analysis Center and thank you for your support.