How to use a tennis ball to ease the pain of plantar fasciitis
Thanks to its flexibility, a tennis ball can be our best ally when exercising and stretching to relieve and improve plantar fasciitis.
The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot.
Its main function is to tighten the base of the foot to cushion the impact suffers with every act of displacement of the body.
Fasciitis occurs when the fascia becomes inflamed , either by overuse, poor stretching or shoes with poor support.
It is also common among people with overweight and obesity, since the sobresfuerzo stand generates microtrauma involved in their tissues.
Most cases occur in adults between 40 and 70 years of age, but usually occurs earlier among athletes.
Its main symptom is pain in the foot or heel , although sometimes extends to the ankle and toes.
The treatment is based on the use of analgesics and anti – inflammatories, but can be supplemented with some stretching exercises.
These can be done with the help of a tennis ball, which helps relax and strengthen the muscles affected.
Rotate your feet with a tennis ball is one of the best therapies to rehabilitate and relieve pain.
His practice offers massage and stretching with self-control to reduce stress on the plantar fascia.
How to do it?
- Sit in a chair, keep your back straight and place the foot on the tennis ball.
- Apply gentle pressure on this, pushing the foot to the floor and doing movements from front to back, from toe to heel.
- Roll the ball for 30 seconds and repeat the activity with the other foot.
- Repeat twice a day for three or four days, to relieve pain.