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Stretching Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis


Updated June 06, 2014

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Cross Leg Stretch
Stretching Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis

Stretching the arch of your foot for plantar fasciitis.

Photo © Jonathan Cluett, M.D.
The cross-leg stretch is done is a seated position.
  • 1. Bend one leg over the other and grasp your foot.

  • 2. Pull your toes up towards your shin while holding your foot with the other hand.

  • 3. Feel a stretch on the bottom of the foot.
Hold this stretch for a count of 10 while feeling the stretch along the arch of the foot. Repeat at least 3 times on each side.

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