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In this video, physical therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck run us through three home exercises to relieve the acute pain of plantar fasciitis in the feet.

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain, consisting of inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot, connecting heel bone to toes (plantar fascia).

Commonly, it causes a stabbing pain with sufferers’ first steps in the morning. Once up and moving, the pain normally decreases, but can return after long periods of standing or standing up after sitting.

Plantar fasciitis is a frequent bane to runners, individuals who are overweight and those who wear shoes with inadequate support.

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