Episode 77: Plantar Fasciitis

    11/07/2010 | 7 Comments

      Hey Flexible Peeps,

      Today’s MWod is a about some simple methods to deal with the dread foot pain, plantar fasciitis.

      Thanks to all the athletes and coaches that joined us at the Mobility Cert at Crossfit Fire today.


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7 thoughts on “Episode 77: Plantar Fasciitis

  1. Cathy Hackworth

    I can’t run or jump rope at all because of the pain from pf. But, should I stop doing any workouts that put ANY pressure on my pf foot until healed (lifting, burpees, pushups, lunges, even rowing)? I’ve been doing these things with minor pain, but I’m afraid I’m preventing healing. Or is it better, along with the techniques you’ve described, to keep working the muscles?

    1. Colin Morris

      I’ve been dealing with PF since ~May 2013. For ~ 60 days I swore off anything that required direct impact to the foot (running, box jumps, Jump rope). Sub’d rowing for most of those and still got a good workout. All other strength/WODs were ok to do. I’m back to the point where I can do the running workouts again with lots of pre/post foot stretching. Finally, dumped the minimals I was using (big cause in my mind) and went back to a cushioned shoes w/orthotics. So far, so good with this change. Still not ready to do box jumps/jump rope.
      Good Luck!


  2. Justin W Thompson


    Do you have any updates for plantar fasciitis? I have a feeling that you do not recommend the ice bucket nowadays.

  3. Michael

    I just tried using a golf ball and a wooden grooved roller for the bottom of the foot stuff you recommended along with the other stretches and cannot believe how much better it felt immediately. Will keep trying this over a few weeks to see if I can get complete remission. Thanks!

  4. james

    Hi Kelly,

    Firstly, thank you for this video. Been scourged with this for months… comes and goes.
    Great to have your authoratitive treatment insights, as they’re not really intutive but do confer goodness.

    Finally, could you update/respond to the first question here Cathy asked?
    Specifically, during recovery, what kinds of exercise are on/off the menu?


    ~ James


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