Body Talk: Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition of the heel and sole of the foot. Medically the plantar ligament has micro-tears within the tissue which causes pain. The foot was likely strained from walking, or running coupled with in adequate foot support, high or low arches, being over weight or even walking/standing/running for long periods of time. This is a painful condition that can be helped with regular massage sessions in addition to daily self care. has a list of self-care suggestions here:

Stretching first thing in the morning, alternating hot and cold soaks and wearing supportive shoes, possibly with orthotics, are keys to the healing of the soles of the feet. Massage for the plantar muscle is often painful to receive, yet effective for pain relief. I have seen plantar fasciitis resolve with twice a week 20 – 30 minute treatments over the course of 6 weeks. Massage deeply stretches the tendons, connective tissue and muscles of the foot allowing for increased circulation in the injured tissue, which aides the healing process.

When you a colleague or neighbor are suffering from plantar fasciitis, please give me a call to set up a series of 6 – 10 sessions for the feet, legs and hips. This focused session brings relief to pain and gets you back to playing your favorite games on foot!

Happy Walking Feet to all!

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