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Plantar Fasciitis: How to Heal the Sole
Posted By Gwen Lawrence On January 13, 2012 @ 3:08 pm In Fitness, Health & Wellness, Yoga | 8 Comments
For athletes, plantar fasciitis  is one of the most common sources of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. Strain to the fascia weakens it, causing pain and swelling in the heel. It is a problem that plagues regular exercisers as well as football players, tennis players, soccer players and basketball players every day.
Aside from rest and ice, you can take anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen, naproxen or aspirin (consult your doctor first) to help with an acute case. I take a standpoint of prevention. There are several defensive approaches.
First, it is important to do several stretches every day.
A secret yoga technique I recommend to many of my professional players is Healthy Toes . It is a gel-like piece of equipment that you put between each of your toes to stretch the toes apart. It does not hurt and makes a huge difference. Sleep with these every night. Trust me, it works, and you have nothing to lose by trying. Shh! It’s a yogi secret.
These easy yoga  moves and tips will help you prevent plantar fasciitis and keep you strong, flexible and powerful.
Watch Gwen Lawrence’s Fit Body Yoga  workout online at GaiamTV.com.
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 plantar fasciitis: http://life.gaiam.com/article/how-alleviate-foot-pain-4-simple-ways-soothe-your-feet
 Being overweight: http://life.gaiam.com/article/how-will-weight-loss-affect-my-health
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 yoga: http://www.gaiamtv.com/category/yoga-studio-videos?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day
 Watch Gwen Lawrence’s Fit Body Yoga: http://www.gaiamtv.com/tv/fit-body-yoga?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day
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