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Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain.

It starts as inflammation of the band of tissues (fibrous) and runs across the bottom of your foot’s sole near your plantar fascia and connects your heel bone to your toes.

The plantar fascia is a long, thin ligament that is located directly beneath the skin at the bottom of your foot.

It is common to over stretch your plantar fascia which can create little tears, which can gradually worsen overtime – this can create more inflammation and tension in the foot.

What is commonly felt is a stabbing pain, more so in the mornings or when you have been sitting or standing for long periods of time.

So you have to keep in mind that you don’t want to overuse it. This is where our therapists can help with treatment and guided stretches.

Symptoms

  • Stabbing pain in sole of foot near the heel in the mornings and evenings
  • Pain is worse after exercise
  • Swelling or tenderness
  • Achilles pain or tension

Risk Factors

  • Standing or sitting occupations
  • Athletes
  • Foot posture
  • Exercising
  • Age
  • Being overweight
  • Poor quality footwear

How does massage help

  • Deep tissue massage (getting deep into the fascia)
  • Trigger pointing (to relieve the tightness around the Achilles and foot quickly)
  • Stretching tips (that won’t cause more injury)
  • Foam roller and ball exercises (loosens muscles)
  • More range of movement
  • Lower body exercises (to strengthen the fascia and muscles in the legs to help shift weight of needed)

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