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Plantar Fasciitis? Annual Gift Guide Idea for Hikers & Walkers

December 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

If you have feet – or know anyone who does – here’s the perfect gift for the hiker or walker in your life!   This inexpensive little item makes the cut every year for our annual gift guide.   Our feet are our foundation. 

  • See tips below for keeping your feet happy using these massage balls.  Also:
  • Maintaining ROM (range of motion) in the ankle joint is hugely important for balance.
  •  Do you know someone with dreaded hammer toes?  Keep your toes moving (not clenching the ground for balance).

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Tips and How To Get the Most Benefit from the Massage Balls:

  • Keep one in your car (on the passenger side of course :)).  When Bob drives, I use 1 or 2 on the way to and back from our hike.
  • Keep one by your bed so you can stretch the bottom of your feet early – they’ve been in plantar flexion all night.
  • Let the relaxed weight of your foot settle onto the massage ball.
  • For more pressure, cross your other leg over (shoes & socks stretch).
  • If in doubt, slow down and relax your foot on the ball 🙂


5 Responses to “Plantar Fasciitis? Annual Gift Guide Idea for Hikers & Walkers”
  1. Judy says:

    Where’s the link for the ball?

  2. I recently bought this ball! It is very effective in alleviating my pain.

  3. Michael says:

    Great post! I’ve been dealing with plantar faciitis for a couple of months now, and it is the worst. Thanks for sharing this!


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