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Massage Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis
Do you experience heel pain when walking and running?
Massage Therapy & Movement Therapy Can Help!
Schedule a Treatment!
For Plantar Fasciitis, we recommend scheduling our Optimal Movement Assessment & Optimal Pain Management Massage. Once you are out of pain, we may recommend a mobility training session to teach you a series of exercises you can do on your own.
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What causes Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of someone experiencing heel pain. Plantar fasciitis results in significant inflammation of the thick band of connective tissue that runs from the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes known as the plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is commonly described as stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you start to move around the pain usually decreases, but usually returns shortly after long periods of standing.
Plantar fasciitis is more common in runners but can happen to anyone. The cause of plantar fasciitis is usually a combination of a few things including poor posture, muscle imbalance, dysfunctional movement patterns, weakness and instability in the core, and improper footwear. We can help by addressing these imbalances and correcting dysfunctional movement patterns.
Massage & Movement Therapy can help prevent or eliminate Plantar Fasciitis by
- Strengthening muscles in your lower body
- Increase mobility and control of your ankle
- Restore healthy tissue quality in both muscle and fascia
Why Choose Optimal Wellness?
Our specialists have had a lot of success with treating Plantar Fasciitis. Since gait and joint quality is often a contributing factor, we’ll look at your biomechanics and movement patterns to help determine the cause of this painful symptom. We will also explain when to use ice or heat and will provide joint specific exercises to help get you back to your sport.