Hey EarthFIT fam! I have a great video for you guys today, especially for those of you with plantar fasciitis or any knee pain. I’m gonna show you a quick, simple ankle warmup to get you ready to go in the gym. This will improve things, all those lower body movements, those lunges, the squats, anything that really includes the ankle, needing to be mobile.
So we’re gonna get right into it. So what I’m gonna strengthen or warm up on you guys today is the tibialis anterior muscle. So what that is is right here in the front of the shin. Why is that important? A lot of times we will get really tight in the back here in the calves, calf muscles, and that will create an imbalance. So we’ll get really tight pulling. It’ll go down into the foot. Sometimes plantar fasciitis can be caused by overly tight.
We’ll also get problems in the knees. If you have some knee joint aches, pains, this could alleviate some of those as well. So first thing you’re gonna do is you’re gonna grab a wall, make sure your shoes are off. As I have here. I’m gonna have to bend my knees here today. If you can, ideally you wanna lock your knees out a little bit more, then I’m gonna be able to demonstrate just because the floor is a little slick here and I’m wearing these socks. So you’re gonna go flat against the wall. And then all you’re gonna simply do is pull your toes up towards your knees.
So I’m just pulling up, creating dorsiflexion in the ankle. That is when the ankle goes up this way and that’s gonna strengthen these muscles here. And really what we’re trying to do the goal is to try and warm up, get ’em fired up and ready to go. So we could do 20 reps of those, rest a second, do 20 more. You could do that in 2 or 3 sets. That’s gonna warm up. You should get a good burn right here in the front of the shin and get ready to go. All right. That’s all I have for you guys today. Hope you found value in this video. If you liked it, gimme a thumbs up, if you loved it, give me a heart. And as always, stay strong.
Plantar Fasciitis Part 2 | Health and Fitness Beaufort
Hey! What’s up? Coach Andrew here. I’m going to address the Plantar Fasciitis part 2. Just adding another insight for you folks who are suffering from pain at the heel underneath the foot, the plantar fascia, you guys know that pain very well. When you get out of bed, you start walking. It’s like so much and rip your heel apart, right? It’s not fun. We can’t do anything you know very fun with that pain. So part two, if you haven’t watched part one yet. Go back right now.
Watch it because this won’t make sense to you. It won’t make sense if you just skip out on that video. All right. So coming in this is good for routine in your warmup and the homework that you do daily to address your concerns in a plantar fascia. So you’re gonna get a wall here, big step back with one foot, like a split-squat, this front foot is going to come up 90 degrees with your right, with your knee and your hip.
And then with both hands on the wall, you’re going to pendulum swing with that knee bend back and forth here. Make sure those hips are rotating as well. And then therefore your ankle is going to start to evert It’s going to start to do like this. If you see your, you have your foot like that, right? Keeping the heel on the ground, that back heel on the ground the entire time, you’re going to feel the calf muscle work. You’re going to feel your ankle work. Right? So we got stabilized in certain areas of the ankle, the foot, obviously part of the calves… Certain muscle groups, but most importantly, start to lengthen and improve mobility in an overactive gastrocnemius and soleus. Those two muscle groups contribute to a lot of dysfunction and plantar fasciitis, without getting too scientific on you folks. That’s a good repetition, do 15 reps per side, it’s good for the hips too. All right. Then in later videos, I’m trying to keep this video short later videos I’m going to address the glute mead, What it does for plantar fasciitis and what it does for low back pain, but also I want to address the thoracic mobility, which is extension and flexion and rotation that deserves 20 million videos as well. So, see you guys on the flip side, let’s keep working on our bodies, our fitness, our health. I’ll see ya.
Hey everybody! Coach Andrew here from EarthFIT. Why do I have my shoe off? Well, we’re gonna address plantar fasciitis, a popular demand today in this video. First two points I wanna make though. However, before we jump into it, point number one is do not self-diagnose. We don’t know what’s going on with our bodies unless we have looked at it with a professional. A medical professional could be a doctor, could be orthopedic, etcetera… Who’s helped us diagnose what’s actually going on. So let’s say that’s a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis, that’s an inflammation in the bottom of our feet, typically towards the ball of our feet right… So just below the ball, just starting our arches of our feet, there’s 130 or so muscle groups from ankle below. So there’s a lot going on that we don’t know about. And what do we do all like, what do we do?
We walk, we stand that requires musculature and our arches of our feet and toes and things like that all the way through the calves all the way up. The kinetic chain to be working, to keep us upright. So a lot of action going down there, especially if you’re walking and you’re running all day.
A lot of repetitive movements. Point number three, I guess, is gonna be… I personally have like six or seven different assessments that I can go through with you to address the actual root cause of the issue point B just cuz you have inflammation in the plantar fascia doesn’t mean that’s where it starts.
The root cause of it could be a hip or the way that you shift your hips or you have a hip hike or you’ve had a knee repair or you know, knee replacement surgery or you tore your ACL and there’s a lot of issues going on with your knees that relate to your ankles. So you may have an ankle injury, who knows?
So we gotta pinpoint the root cause of the issue based off previous issue injuries. When they happened, how they happened, repetitive movements, what you do on a daily basis for work, how do you sleep? Um, literally your positions of your sleep affect you, right? You’re sleeping 7-8 hours a day, maybe sometimes a little less for some people, right? Sometimes a little bit more. And then also, what your daily activity is like. Right? Lots of stuff we gotta collect first before we actually pinpoint the root cause of the issue, which probably isn’t the bottom of your feet. All right.
So let’s say we pinpointed it a good routine to start with, a starter routine. There’s millions of other things that can, that you can customize to actually help the plantar fasciitis. Pick a tennis ball or a lacrosse ball, start rolling the ball and the arches of your feet then work to your Achilles tendon and your calf musculature of the posterior side, which is the soleus and gastrocnemius muscle groups. But you don’t have to know that. I’m just saying the back of the calves right back here is what you wanna start the foam roll. And you can even do a little lacrosse ball work or massage on it as well, right? Refer to my ankle mobility videos in the past to learn how to stretch properly and how to foam roll properly or how to actually roll out properly.
Then after you roll, then you wanna stretch right? The toes, the ball of your feet, arch just literally with your hands all the way through… you’ll feel it, you’ll feel a relieving sensation when you start stretching out that area, work your way to the achilles tendon and your calves refer to other videos. All right? So that’s how you start. If you have any questions, reach out to us, we’re always here to help, but you… Hopefully you’re a little bit more aware of what may be going on, go to your doctor and then hope we can help you out a little bit more with a stretching mobility routine, pinpointing the root cause of the issue. And then you have to go do strengthen routine, right? So that involves a lot of band work, a lot of towels, a lot of instability control instability, right? To help you strengthen up some key musculature from toes, all the way, the kinetic chain, literally all the way up so that we can give you the best shot at overcoming plantar fasciitis for life. I’ll see you guys in the next video.