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Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the ligament along the bottom of your foot that connects your heel to your toes. This is a common cause of heel and arch pain. Many different things can trigger plantar fasciitis, including extending periods of standing, walking or running; having abnormal arches or wearing unsupportive footwear.
Symptoms are often worse after long periods of inactivity, such as when you first wake in the morning. Pain usually lessens after a few minutes of walking, and intensifies again after walking for an extended period of time.
If you suffer from pain caused by plantar fasciitis, these basic stretches may help reduce or relieve your pain. Stretches should be strong but comfortable and be held for 45 seconds. Perform 3 repetitions, 2 times a day.
We learned as children not to snack before a meal for fear of "spoiling our dinner". Well, it's time to forget that old rule. If you feel hungry between meals, eat a healthy snack, like a piece of fruit or small salad, to avoid overeating during your next meal.
*Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - www.cdc.gov/nutrition - and U.S. National Library of Medicine & NIH
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