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Towel Stretch

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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Barry L. Scurran, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Last Revised July 13, 2011

Last Revised: July 13, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Barry L. Scurran, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery

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