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Stretching Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis


Updated June 06, 2014

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Plantar Fasciitis Rehab - Icing the Foot
Stretching Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis

Icing the arch of the foot for plantar fasciitis.

Image © Jonathan Cluett, M.D.
The final step of this routine is to ice the arch of the foot.
  • 1. Get some 12-ounce or 16-ounce plastic water bottles, or frozen juice containers.

  • 2. Place water bottles in freezer.

  • 3. Once frozen, roll the bottle under your foot for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • 4. Refreeze the bottle for your next treatment.


BF Digiovanni, et al. "Plantar Fascia-Specific Stretching Exercise Improves Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Plantar Fasciitis. A Prospective Clinical Trial with Two-Year Follow-Up" J. Bone Joint Surg. Am., Aug 2006; 88: 1775 - 1781.

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