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Towel Stretch


Picture of using a towel to stretch the plantar fascia (foot ligament)

  • Place a rolled towel under the ball of your foot, holding the towel at both ends.
  • Gently pull the towel toward you while keeping your knee straight.
  • Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds, and repeat 2 to 4 times.

Talk with your doctor or physical therapist if you have questions about how to do this or any other exercise.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerBarry L. Scurran, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Last RevisedJuly 13, 2011

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