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Foot Stretches That May Help Plantar Fasciitis

Foot pain may be reduced when specific stretches and exercises are frequently performed. Plantar fasciitis is a common form of foot pain, and is felt on the sole of the foot. The affected foot may feel better when the foot is placed on the opposite knee while sitting in a chair. As the heel is held with one hand and the toes are grasped with the other, a gentle stretch can be felt along the bottom of the foot. This can be followed by kneeling on a pillow, and placing the hands on the floor, while slowly sitting back on the ankles. This is another plantar fascia stretch that can help this foot condition. Additionally, some people enjoy rolling the bottom of their foot on a can or water bottle, which can be effective in strengthening the foot. If you would like to learn about additional foot stretches to help plantar fasciitis, please consult with a podiatrist who can give you expert advice about this condition.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from William Street Podiatry. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in William Street in New York, NY, Forest Hills, NY, and Broadway in New York, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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