Plantar Fasciitis: Prevention, Treatment and Sports Massage

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Plantar fasciitis is a common foot problem that often affects runners and those who are on their feet for long periods of time. It most commonly occurs in the heel area, both in the arch and along the bottom of your foot. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs from under your heel to the ball at the base of your big toe. When this area becomes inflamed it can cause pain when you walk or stand, such as during work or other activities. There are many ways to prevent and treat plantar fasciitis; one way is with sports massage therapy!

What exactly is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs from under your heel to the ball at the base of your big toe. This area becomes inflamed and can cause pain when you walk or stand, such as during work or other activities. This is usually caused by standing on hard surfaces for too long or wearing shoes with a very high heel, such as in the work setting. If it is caused by these activities then there are ways to prevent and treat this injury!

How can Plantar Fasciitis be avoided?

There are many ways to prevent and treat plantar fasciitis. One way is with sports massage therapy! Research has shown that this can help the heelwork again, which will make it less painful when you walk or stand for a long time on hard surfaces. Another way is by stretching your calf muscles before working out or standing for long hours this is typical for retail works and warehouse workers.

Can medication help Plantar Fasciitis?

Many people who suffer from plantar fasciitis take medication such as ibuprofen, naproxen and Celebrex to help with the pain. Pain relievers are often taken regularly for a few weeks until symptoms go away or get better. These medications work by reducing inflammation of the tissue in order to provide relief from pain but what if you don’t like taking medication or can’t? Well, maybe a sports massage is just what you need!

What is a sports massage?

A sports massage can help stretch and lengthen the muscles. This will loosen up tight fascia that may be causing any pain in your foot, arch or heel. The pressure from a deep tissue massage combined with stretching will also release tension built up in the plantar fasciitis muscle to create relief for you! Sports massages are used for all sorts of problems and do not have to be sports-related. A sports massage is performed by a sports massage therapist or a licensed physical therapist.

Will a sports massage make it worse?

Sports massage is not to be confused with a deep tissue massage. Sports massages are less intense and focused on stretching the plantar fascia, as well as other muscles in your foot such as those that support your arch or heel. Another big difference between what a sports therapist does and this type of treatment is that a sports therapy session should be able to help the pain and discomfort