Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammatory condition of the plantar fascia (connective tissue that creates the arch of the foot). It is the most common cause of localized heel pain in adults.
Symptoms: pain in the heel (especially during the initial steps of the day or after a period of sitting), swelling, paresthesia.
Cause: plantar fasciitis is strongly correlated to sedentary or athletic lifestyles, as well as obesity. It is most commonly caused by overuse; however, the exact root is unclear.
Registered Massage Therapists may help:
- Reduce tissue pain and tenderness
- Decrease pain-related disability through regular exercises
- Reduce localized pain through massage techniques used on surrounding muscles (i.e. calves)
- Reduce swelling through hydrotherapy