Plantar Fasciitis? Stretching seems to do the trick
Last year, we wrote about some Simple Exercises For Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers which included some stretches. Recently the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced the results of a new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, that patients with acute plantar fasciitis who perform manual plantar fasciitis stretching exercises, as opposed to shockwave therapy, had superior results and higher patient satisfaction.
According the Dr. Judy Baumhauer, president-elect of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), who was not involved in this study, has been counseling patients on the plantar fascia stretch for 15 years. “I am a firm believer in this type of stretch and nearly 80 percent of my patients have shown improvement in just eight weeks of stretching therapy.”
For the full press release, click here.
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