Plantar Fasciitis Cure
Massage and other natural therapies that speed healing

A Plantar Fasciitis cure may be a combination of therapies designed to reduce it's symptoms, like inflammation and pain in the planter fascia band on the bottom of the foot at the heel. It is painful, and worse in the morning when you first get up out of bed.

Symptoms and Treatment Options

Symptoms

Symptoms often include heel pain, especially on the inner side of the heel. The pain is usually worse in the morning as you are getting out of bed and subsides throughout the day.

Running, walking or being on your feet all day will make it worse.

Rest and specific stretching exercises help the healing process.

Treatment Options

Always consult with your doctor for treatment options, however he/she will probably recommend one or more of the following:

  • Massage therapy  
  • Stretch bands and tennis balls
  • Foot massage machines
  • Shoe inserts or insoles
  • Heel Stretches/Exercises
  • Ice (a frozen water bottle works great)
  • Medication for inflammation
  • Steroid injections
  • Cast Boot

In some cases, depending on the severity of the issue, your doctor may actually put your foot in a cast for a few weeks to encourage the healing.

In rare cases, surgery must be performed in order to correct the inflammation and restricted tissue.

What causes this inflammation?

Many things can cause the inflammation, like:

  • Weight Gain /Obesity
  • Achilles Tendon Tightness
  • Running or Walking
  • Arches of the foot too high or low

Because the plantar fascia supports the bones of the foot, it is common for it to become inflamed.

Massage

Foot massage helps to increase circulation to the heel, thereby increasing the oxygen and nutrient flow to the heel and promoting the healing process.

The therapist will most likely work on the lower leg muscles (which are responsible for flexion) as well as perform stripping and deep transverse friction movements on the foot.

He/She will also do stretching and circular, compression motions with thumbs in order to loosen the tissue. Some of the compressions may be painful, but will usually provide relief.

This DVD, Clinical Trigger Point Therapy Protocol For Lower Leg & Foot Pain, teaches how to massage trigger points with foot massage to reduce pain associated with this disorder, as well as cautions to use when adding pressure to the heel and surrounding area.

It provides an easy method for assessing a Plantar Fasciitis cure, to help determine how massage therapy can help for each individual client.

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