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Can You Cure Plantar Fasciitis With Sports Massage?

No one likes the pain of plantar fasciitis, that excruciating stabbing sensation in your heel. It can be so bad it feels like you’re walking on glass or a knife. And if you’re one of those people who has tried everything from stretching to orthotics and still found no relief, it’s time to try something new: sports massage. It may sound crazy at first-after all, what could a foot rub do for your feet? But according to experts, there are many benefits associated with getting a regular sports massage-and more than just relieving stress!

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of chronic long-term plantar fasciitis discomfort. Scar tissue forms on the fascia, which causes it to harden and push against a calcaneal insertion point in our heel as blood vessels constrict over time because they cannot supply oxygen or repair nutrients properly due to their reduced circulation.

Sports Massage to Cure Plantar Fasciitis?

Sports massage techniques for plantar fasciitis are getting more popular, and they’ve been demonstrated to aid in the recovery of function in the affected area. Massage therapy can help break down scar tissue, enhance blood flow, improve lymphatic circulation all of which aids effective removal of waste tissue. Mobility was greatly increased associated with pain reduced 85% randomized controlled studies that employed massage as primary treatment for the plantar fascia. Benefits of sports massage:

  • Improve lymphatic circulation to reduce waste tissue
  • Break down scar tissue in the plantar fascia 
  • Enhance blood flow to help with recovery of function
  • Increase mobility due to decreased pain levels

Demonstrated recent studies have found that patients suffering from plantar fasciitis appeared to have superior recovery rates if their physiotherapy treatment included massage – not only of the plantar fascia but also other tight muscles in the legs.

Deep Tissue Therapy

Deep tissue massage has been found to relieve the discomfort and pain that is associated with plantar fasciitis. This technique involves applying concentrated finger pressure on the muscle tissues connected to fascia, such as around your calf muscles or Achilles tendon. These areas are stimulated to break up scar tissue and increase blood flow while also massaging surrounding tendons which may help reduce tension throughout other parts of your body’s connective tissues. Deep-tissue therapy for plantar fasciitis can be intense so if you’re looking for a more relaxing experience, try out some light touch treatments instead!

After a deep tissue massage, many people report feeling better. Patients are recommended to drink more water after their treatment since that helps flush toxins and waste products from the body – which would not have been possible if they had not received any treatments yet.

A recent study found that a combination of deep tissue massage and regular stretching is more effective in pain management than ultrasonic treatments and stretches. According to one case study, twice-weekly plantar fasciitis massages improved mobility for the subject who had previously self-excluded from physical activities due to debilitating foot pain as well as reduced their level of discomfort even during high impact exercise such as running.

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    • Deep tissue massage and stretching improves mobility
    • A combination of deep tissue massage and regular stretching is effective in pain management
    • All the benefits of deep tissue massage, with an additional benefit of increased mobility.

    Transverse Friction Massage

    Transverse massage is a technique that improves the appearance of scars and prevents new ones from forming. If you have plantar fasciitis, this type of treatment can help relieve pain in your foot by making it stronger so there are fewer chances for injury to occur again. The therapist will use rapid horizontal movements with their hands or feet to provide pressure on specific areas found at the outer calf muscle, Achilles tendon, and sole below the heel where surface friction should be avoided when possible because deeper tissues need attention too! 

    It might be a quick 5-minute session, but the length of subsequent sessions will depend on fascia mobility and pain tolerance. After cross fiber massage sessions, cold treatment might be used.

    • Helps with a variety of ailments
    • Timely treatment that can be done at home 
    • A continuous session that helps you feel better on your feet 
    • Convenient and easy-to-use for people of all ages

    If you’ve been unable to find relief from your plantar fasciitis, it may be time for a change of tactics. Sports massage has been shown to help break down the scar tissue that builds up in this area and improve mobility associated with pain reduction by as much as 85%. While there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plans for plantar fasciitis, we can work together to identify what will work best for you!

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