Three Ways to Reduce Plantar Fasciitis Pain

By Holly Merchant

Most people afflicted by plantar fasciitis first notice the issue because they feel pain when taking their first steps upon rising in the morning.  Perhaps you have noticed a sharp “bruised” feeling on the heel, or plantar area. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the bottom of the heel of the foot. It has many potential causes: wearing shoes with little or no arch support, wearing high heels, jumping or running on the toes, having flat feet, or having tight calf muscles. 

There are several things you can do to help the situation:

  1. Roll a frozen pop bottle under the heel area of the foot to decrease inflammation in the plantar fascia and break up tissue.
  2. Roll a golf ball under the heel area of the foot to help relax the plantar fascia.
  3. Schedule a massage or myofascial release session.

Massage can help by decreasing tension in the deep calf muscles and helping to organize the collagen fibers within the plantar fascia, thus decreasing tension, pain, and inflammation.

Call today to schedule your massage appointment and allow us to help you get some relief from plantar fasciitis.

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