Remedial Massage Therapy

Understanding and Treating Planter fasciitis

Planter fasciitis is a condition in which the fascia in the sole of the foot starts to thicken, stretch, and develop small tears. This can result in sever foot or heel pain, inflammation around the sole of the foot, heal and ankle. Other signs and symptoms can be fluid retention in the soles of the feet and stabbing pain when walking.

Some risk factors for plantar fasciitis include:

  • Standing on hard floors all-day
  • Running or jogging on hard surfaces (bitumen or concrete),
  • Age – most common in people over 60
  • People with high arches
  • Overweight,
  • Poor circulation in the legs and feet

Non-treated Planter fasciitis can become extremely frustrating and feel debilitating and can become a chronic condition. I have found that by using a variety of massage techniques I can help people suffering from planter fasciitis have less pain and go back to doing the activities they enjoy doing much quicker.

Techniques I employ are:

  • Fascia release from the gluts down to the sole of the foot
  • A fascia blade over the sole of the foot and around the ankle to help smooth and break up fascia adhesion.
  • Soft tissue release, Trigger point therapy, and stretching of the gluts, hamstrings, calves and Achilles
  • Lymphatic drain of the lower leg to help reduce the swelling
  • Normatec Compression Therapy.

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