Optimal elevation for plantar fasciitis and foot pain.
If you want better healing results, try this yoga pose (leg on the wall) that combines the elevation with the posterior compartment stretch.
- Sit sideways against a wall with your legs extended with the wall to your left.
- Lie on your right side, hips 90, buttocks, and legs against the wall.
- Using your arms, lift your legs up against the wall, as your back leans against the floor (you roll onto your back).
- Extend your arms against the ground to stabilize yourself and keep your bearings.
- Stay in this position for 15 minutes twice a day.
Add a heel of about 5mm to your shoe. It aims to reduce the pressure on your heel by relaxing the calf muscles. They are available in pharmacies or on the Internet for a few dollars.
Advice from your podiatrist: It doesn't matter whether it's made of gel, rubber, or felt. What is important is the mechanical effect of the elevation. Pick the one that works best for you, the cheapest does the same job.