Yogic exercises for Plantar Fasciitis

(November 9, 2010)

i am suffering from plantar fascitis since a month. please suggest me needful yogic exercises

Plantar fasciitis is a condition where an inflammation is caused in the plantar fascia, which is a tissue that is present under the foot. This condition can cause a lot of pain in the heel, which can begin as soon as you take your first step after waking up. Medication may be used in the treatment of plantar fasciitis, but if you want a more natural approach, you could try some yoga exercises for plantar fasciitis. There are some yoga exercises for plantar fasciitis that are effective in reducing the pain caused by the condition. It is essential that you perform some stretching exercises for plantar fasciitis before you start with the yoga exercises to prevent the foot from further injury.
Some of the effective yoga poses for plantar fasciitis are Pavanmukhtasana (Wind Release Pose), Virabhadrasana I (Warrior Pose I), Ardhapadmasana (Half Lotus Pose), Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog), and Tadasana (Mountain Pose).  These yoga poses are also helpful in dealing with other heel and foot conditions, and hence, they are also called Achilles tendonitis yoga poses. Practice of Pilates for plantar fasciitis is effective as it helps in reducing weight and stress levels. It also effective in preventing other foot related conditions. Pilates helps in improving the general health of the practitioner as well as bringing mental stability. The best exercises for plantar fasciitis will be the ones that enable the foot to flex and the Achilles tendon to stretch.
One of the benefits of practicing yoga is weight loss, and for plantar fasciitis it can be very useful. A common cause of plantar fasciitis is when the plantar fascia bears the body’s weight for long periods. If you’re overweight, the pressure put on the plantar fascia will be greater and it will become more susceptible to injury. Halasana (Plough Pose), Dhanurasana (Bow Pose), and Veerasana (Warrior Pose) are good yoga postures to perform for weight loss.
As the pain that comes from plantar fasciitis is most intense when you get up in the morning, experts recommend that you do some toning and stretching exercises first thing when you wake up. The Achilles tendon stretch is considered to be very effective when performed in the morning. However, in spite of the benefits of the yoga exercises for plantar fasciitis, you must not rely on them as the only treatment. You should consult a doctor regarding the severity of your condition. By taking preventive measures like maintaining weight and regularly practicing the yoga exercises for plantar fasciitis, you can get alleviate the symptoms and treat the condition.

Submitted by A on November 9, 2010 at 05:45

Yes, my friend, there are ways of handling the problems resulting from Plantar Fascitis through certain Yoga practices. However, we suggest you click on this URL for the complete article and full details: http://www.yogawiz.com/health-issues-and-yoga/

All the best!

Submitted by A on April 12, 2007 at 01:21

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