The most common type of foot pain is plantar fasciitis. A thick band of fibrous connective tissue (fascia) runs along the bottom of the foot attaching from the heel to the ball of the foot. This plantar fascia flattens out and elongates over time beyond its normal extension causing the fascia to tear at various points along its length, more often tearing at the heel bone. Plantar fasciitis is caused by a number of factors:
Here are a few stretches that can be performed throughout the day while at work or after physical activity to decrease swelling and inflammation as well as decrease the pain:
Many people have lower back pain for a variety of reasons:
Here are a few stretching exercise that can be performed throughout the day while at work or part of a flexibility program to loosen up the lower back and alleviate tension:
The core stability improves coordination of lower body limbs and balance to perform better activities. Core training is not difficult or time consuming and it does not require expensive equipment. It will strengthen posture, abdominals, back, and decrease risk of injury. Our core is the center of power and a strong core will ensure efficient and effective functions of the body.
Here are a few exercises to get you started: