Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the fascia on the bottom of the foot, but sometimes the cause of the irritation is not from your foot. It can actually come from an issue in your back, hips, or knees.

These back, hip or knee issues can cause your arch to drop and put strain on the fascia. This video will help address all of those areas.

The first stretch/exercise is a combination movement with a Runner’s stretch and adding an opposite leg swing to work the foot muscles as well.

Often a weak gluteus medius can also cause problems at your feet. Hip hikes standing on the floor or on a step and clamshells do a great job of strengthening the area. Make sure you exercises both sides.

Next is a thoracic back stretch. If you have some rotation or tightness in your back, it can also put pressure through your foot.

Finally, there is open the book. This is a great upper back, lower back, and hips stretch.

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