Plantar Fasciitis and Massage

Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the thick connective tissue that reaches from the heel to the toes. It runs along the bottom of the foot. Is typically most painful in the morning because while sleeping we tend to leave our feet in the worst position possible (for plantar fasciitis sufferers) for long periods of time. The most common types of pain associated with this is sharp, shooting, stabbing, and tight.

The most common group affected by this is persons 41 and older; although it has been reported in children as young as 6. People who spend a lot of time on their feet, such as runners, and women are more prone to suffer from it. However anyone can experience the pain of plantar fasciitis.

Massage therapy can help greatly. Simply by stretching and working the muscles of the lower leg and foot many people feel significant relief. Once all of the affected muscles and tendons have been relaxed back to their natural position pain, and the reoccurrence of pain, is reduced. After reaching that point massage can help you keep them in at the proper length while working together with you to strengthen the area, and hopefully keep the pain from coming back. Every case and experience is different though. Depending on the severity and cause of the plantar fasciitis recovery times vary greatly.

You can do a lot to prevent or help treat this issue at home. Wearing proper shoes, with good arch support, taking appropriate breaks from the stressing activity are sure to help. Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle is also a way to reduce stress and strain on the body as a whole. There are also stretches and icing that can be done at home. The most successful recoveries happen with team work between clients and therapists.

Give us a call today and book a massage for your feet and the rest of your body too. Call 360 951 4504 now.

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