Before shedding some light on the effectiveness and benefits of remedial massage for plantar fasciitis, it is important to fully understand what plantar fasciitis is? What causes it? What are its symptoms and how you can treat plantar fasciitis without taking medications?
Plantar Fasciitis | Remedial Massage For Plantar Fasciitis
A long, thin connecting ligament situated directly beneath the skin on the bottom of the foot is called “plantar fascia“. An injury, inflammation, strain, or damage to one of the most important ligaments in the foot – the plantar fascia results in pain/inflammation or irritation. This pain in the heel and bottom region of the foot is termed as “jogger’s heel” or “plantar fasciitis“.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis | Remedial Massage For Plantar Fasciitis
The plantar fascia is a flat band of connective tissues that provides support to the arch of the foot. This connective tissue works as a shock absorber and helps absorb high strains and stresses we place on our feet. Sometimes too much pressure or strain may result in damage or tearing of the plantar fascia which results in heel pain and/or inflammation. People who are on their feet for longer periods of time such as sales/retail workers, nurses, athletes, and tradies are likely to suffer from this type of condition. Here are some factors that can damage or injure the plantar fascia tissue:
- unusual walking/foot positioning
- excessive foot pronation (a gait abnormality)
- supination ( a condition in which the foot rolls inwards)
- repetitive impact activity
- poor ankle flexibility
- the tightness of calf muscles
Treatment Options for Plantar Fasciitis | Remedial Massage For Plantar Fasciitis
While more than 90% of the patients with jogger’s heel or plantar fasciitis will recover in less than six months of starting simple non-invasive treatment options such as remedial massage, icing, rest, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and exercise, unfortunately for some individuals the pain of plantar fasciitis can become chronic, stubborn, and very frustrating and may demand surgical options.
Recent studies have revealed that when used in combination with myofascial release, remedial massage for plantar fasciitis can offer significant benefits in the treatment of jogger’s heel or plantar fasciitis.
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