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August 16, 2010

All you need to do is stretch

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 16, 2010 2:34 pm
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McCoppin @ DH:

A stretching routine can prevent pain from plantar fasciitis. Here’s how:

• Cross your affected leg over your other leg.

• Using the hand on your affected side, take hold of your affected foot and pull your toes up toward your shin.

• Check for the appropriate stretch position by gently rubbing the thumb of your other hand over the arch of the affected foot. The plantar fascia should feel firm, like a guitar string.

• Hold the stretch for a count of 10, and repeat 10 times. Do this at least three times a day – more often is better. The most important times to stretch are before taking the first step in the morning and before standing after a period of prolonged sitting.

Source: American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.

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