Plantar Fasciitis Treatments – Massage

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2024

There are many plantar fasciitis treatments available, but one that is often overlooked is massage. Massage can be an effective way to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis.

Massaging the affected area can help loosen the plantar fascia and improve blood flow, resulting in improved circulation.

There are a few different ways to massage the feet to treat plantar fasciitis. One is to use a tennis ball or golf ball to roll under the foot. This helps to stretch the fascia and release tension.

Another way to massage the feet is to use a rolling pin. This method is especially helpful if there is a lot of pain in the heel area. To do this, place the rolling pin on the ground and roll it back and forth over the foot for about five minutes.

There are many massage tools available online that are perfect for plantar fasciitis treatment.

A third way to massage the feet is to use your hands. Start by gently rubbing the foot with your thumbs. Then, use your fingers to work out any knots or tightness in the foot. Be sure to be gentle and avoid putting too much pressure on the foot.

If you are dealing with plantar fasciitis, massage can be a great way to relieve pain and discomfort. Try different techniques and see what works best for you.

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Barbara Pruitt
Barbara Pruitt
1 year ago

I just got a massage for my plantar fasciitis and it was amazing! I’ve been struggling with this condition for months, and finally decided to give massage therapy a try.

After just one session, I can already tell that it’s helping. My feet feel so much better and the pain is starting to subside. I’m definitely going to keep up with this treatment and would recommend it to anyone else suffering from plantar fasciitis.

Heather Gruber
Heather Gruber
Reply to  Barbara Pruitt
1 year ago

Did you go to a massage therapist?

Last edited 1 year ago by Heather Gruber
Barbara Pruitt
Barbara Pruitt
Reply to  Heather Gruber
1 year ago

Yes, I did. It was recommended to me by a friend who also had plantar fasciitis.

Heather Gruber
Heather Gruber
Reply to  Barbara Pruitt
1 year ago

How often did you go?

Barbara Pruitt
Barbara Pruitt
Reply to  Heather Gruber
1 year ago

I went once a week for six weeks. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is struggling with plantar fasciitis.

Other Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

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Cortisone Injections (Corticosteroid Injections)

Cortisone injections are a common treatment for plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the heel and arch of the foot.

Custom Orthotics

Wearing custom orthotics in your shoes can help distribute your weight evenly and take pressure off of the plantar fascia.

Stretching Exercises

Stretching the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia can help relieve pain and improve flexibility.

Night Splints

Wearing a night splint keeps your foot in a flexed position overnight, which can stretch out the plantar fascia and ease pain.

Massage

Massaging the affected area can help loosen the plantar fascia and improve blood flow.

Surgery

In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to release the plantar fascia or remove a spur on the heel bone.

Ice

Applying ice to the affected area can help reduce swelling and pain.

Anti-Inflammatory Medication

Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication can help reduce pain and swelling.