More than two million people annually according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) suffer from Plantar Fasciitis. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is
inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the front of the foot to the heel while also supporting the arch. Pain associated with
Plantar Fasciitis is generally worse in the morning or after extended periods of being on off of one’s feet and then starting a activity that puts pressure on the plantar fasciitis.

An example of this is starting a new workout routine without proper warm up or stretching. If a person is active, plantar fasciitis pain may not increase during intense activity but be pronounced after the activity
has stopped. There are other contributing factors that are associated with Plantar Fasciitis, such as tight calf muscles, being overweight, repetitive or new physical activities, or having a high foot arch.

Studies show that with regular massage combined with at home self care patients has significant less pain and improved function. Here are a few options for at home care:

● Using a towel to pull back on the top of the foot and holding this position for 30 seconds
to stretch the plantar fascia and calf.
● Pulling the top of the foot back with one hand while using the other hand to massage the
plantar fascia for one minute.
● Rolling a ball or can under the foot for 60 seconds first thing in the morning and again
before bed.

If you are suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, call and book your next appt online with us to start your journey to wellness.