Tips for Staying Active When You Have a Heel Spur

Plantar fasciitis is a frequent cause of heel pain in Chicago, and this condition can lead to painful bone spurs on the heel. If your podiatrist has informed you that you have a heel spur, and you don’t want to miss out on regular exercise, then watch this video for tips on staying active.

To address the root of the problem, start by performing exercises that can help stretch and relax the plantar fascia, such as rolling a tennis ball or a frozen water bottle back and forth beneath your foot. You should work each area of the foot until the pain dissipates a bit, and then move to the next spot. Finally, choose exercises that get you off your feet, such as push-ups, pull-ups, and other upper body exercises, so that you can remain active despite having a heel spur.