How to Practice Yoga in Plantar Fasciitis

yoga and plantar fasciitis

Recently we receive a question from one of our yoga blog reader. She is diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. She is yoga instructor and very much familiar with benefits of yoga. Here is her original question.

I have asked this of other Yoga experts. I am a Yoga instructor and have been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. It is quite acute to the point of being in pain when I am on my feet. I teach Yoga but am not practicing standing poses due to the pain. How would you address this other than the usual ice, rest, etc. I am not doing any radical stretches of the fascia since this exacerbates the pain at this point. I do know that ultimately certain poses which hurt now, would be beneficial. What can be done in this acute phase and is yoga contraindicated.

Thank you!

YogaCurious Reply

As you are yoga instructor, you know how to practice yoga and at what extant you should stretch your body. It is always advisable to discuss with your physician about your yoga practice. He can suggest best possible alternatives and cure that can help to relive from Plantar Fasciitis.

I did some research for online reference and found the same question and its answer on BikramYoga.com’s FAQ section cited below:

yoga question about Plantar Fasciitis
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3 thoughts on “How to Practice Yoga in Plantar Fasciitis

  1. Excellent information to have on hand. This is something I have not come in contact with personally, but it’s good to know that there are alternatives in regards to continuing yoga practice free (or limited) of the pain of Plantar Fasciitis.

    1. Thank you for your feedback Evolation Yoga,

      Do you have any yoga training series to treat patient suffering from Plantar Fasciitis?

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