Strength and conditioning regimens often bring about connective tissue conditions. A foot issue associated with training is plantar fasciitis.... Rehab 101- Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a fairly common condition amongst people who have flat feet, overweight, jobs that put them on their feet a lot, or avid runners/athletes. It's basically the inflammation of the ligament (especially around the attachment point) of your arch of your foot, but it can be debilitating.
Plantar fasciitis self help rehab protocol ideas that has helped me in the past:
-Plantar fasciitis inserts for shoes
-Plantar fasciitis splint to sleep in
-rehab sessions of ice baths, trigger point and myofascial release with field hockey balls to roll on and therapy rollers. Can also roll arch and heel with a frozen water bottle -muscle stim electrode therapy bouts both on medial/lateral points of heel and proximal/distal plantar ligament attachments -stretches and ROM- plantar and Dorsi plantar flexion, extension, toe curls/toe expands, ankle rolls, inversion/eversion stretches, calf raises
-hand roll outs of tibialis and calf/Achilles (Biomechanics of walking often thrown off with plantar fasciitis issues) -Epsom salt foot baths (or hot epsom baths followed by myofascial release followed by ice baths)
-emu-oil, Voltaren gel topical rubs -b complex, magnesium, Vit C, Bromelain, tumeric, ACV, ginger, garlic, joint supplement oral supplementation, Motrin (check with doctor for interactions) -resting feet when u can