Plantar Fasciitis? Annual Gift Guide Idea for Hikers & Walkers
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