10th Mar 2015
Treating Plantar Fasciitis with the BOB Calf Master Stretching Device
Plantar Faciitis has become a common ailment for many people for many reasons. Both lack of flexibility or over use of the ligaments in the leg and foot as a result of running or walking can cause inflammation and tears leading to Planar Faciitis. Most commonly the patient suffers from heel pain caused by stress placed on the plantar fascia ligament which can be quite painful. When the plantar fascia ligament is stretched irregularly something as simple as a short jog can create tears and inflammation. There are varying degrees of severity for plantar faciitis and symptoms must be treated as soon as possible to prevent worsening ligament damage.
Treatments for Plantar Faciitis
Both stretching and strengthing exercises are used to treat plantar faciitis. Our favorite tool for reducing pain and increasing strength is the BOB Incredible Calf Master Stretching Device.
The BOB Calf Stretching System for Treating Plantar Faciitis
Using the BOB Calf stretching system patients can exercise the plantar fascia ligament to increase strength and flexibility. Combining exercise with other treatment like resting, limiting high impact use of the heel, implementing shoe inserts, and regularly icing can drastically reduce heel pain cause by Plantar Faciitis.
Stretching and strengthening exercises with BOB Calf Stretching system can increase ligament flexiblility and can strengthen muscles that support the arch, in turn reducing stress on the ligament. BOB Exercises may be especially helpful for reducing heel pain when performed first thing in the morning when you get out of bed.
If you have questions about how to do these exercises or if your heel pain gets worse, talk to your doctor. For more exercise watch this popular video.