Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition that affects the sole and arch of the foot.
Last month I talked a little about Plantar Fasciitis and that it can be caused by standing on your feet for too long or by sports like biking or pickleball for example or a fallen arch are common. Now what can we do to help this condition?
Massage and stretching are two of the best treatments for Plantar Fasciitis according to Dr. Adam Hotchkiss, DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) . Massage can help stretch the plantar fascia and increase blood flow to the area, which can promote healing. Stretches for the calves-the gastrocnemius and soleus are most beneficial. Being a certified Reflexologist I can help with the foot massage. It can be a part of a 60–90-minute massage or we can spend an entire 60 minutes on the feet. I can also show you some good stretches for the calves too. Massage tools that you can use at home are good treatments for in between massages. I have found that a tennis ball or something the size of a superball-remember those?- can be helpful. Just roll them on the bottom of your foot where it is sensitive while you are sitting, just to point that it feels good. Don’t make it hurt. No pain no gain is not helpful. Plantar Fasciitis does take longer than we expect to heal, sometimes up to 6 months, but it does heal. Give me a call if this is something that you are struggling with. I would be happy to be a part of your healing process. 303-797-6656.
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