Exercises to Prevent the Burning Sensation Caused by Plantar Fasciitis

When people are under stress, you may hear them say their “feet are being held to the fire”.  Well in the world of plantar fasciitis, this saying can actually be quite literal.  Today we discuss the answer to a burning question “What causes burning toes and tight plantar fascia muscles?”

The culprit behind that uncomfortable burning sensation is often the tightness in our plantar fascia muscles themselves. When these muscles become tense, they can press against nearby nerves, leading to that dreaded burning feeling and even plantar fasciitis. But fear not, my friends! Today, I’m going to share with you some preventative measures you can take to soothe the burn and loosen up those muscles.

Let’s start with my favorite stretch of all time. Grab yourself some mentholated gel – Vix Vapor Rub or Gold Bond work wonders. Apply it generously to the middle of your plantar fascia, all the way down to your heel. Now, here comes the magic – interlace your fingers between your toes and gently pull back and forth. This not only stretches your plantar fascia muscle but also the opposing muscles on the other side. Hold each stretch for a count of 10 and repeat it 10 times.

Next up, grab your thumbs and start massaging upwards through the plantar fascia muscle, from the heel to the top. Go all the way around, giving yourself a good 10 seconds for each pass. And here’s a pro tip for you – make sure to slip on your Archmaker at night. This nifty device works passively while you sleep, releasing tension in your plantar fascia muscle and stretching the top. It’s like having a personal masseuse for your feet!

Now, I know what you’re thinking – all these exercises sound great, but how long do I need to do them? Well, here’s the scoop: aim for 10 repetitions of each exercise, holding for 10 seconds each time. Commit to this routine for a minimum of four weeks, and you’ll start to notice a real difference.

If you have acute pain that just won’t go away, I’ve got you covered. Download my four-week plan to bid farewell to plantar fasciitis for good. And if you’re interested in getting your hands (or should I say feet?) on an Archmaker, head over to archmaker.net for more information.

With just a few simple exercises and a bit of dedication, you can kiss that burning sensation goodbye and reclaim comfort in your toes. Here’s to happy, pain-free feet!

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