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Fed Up With Plantar Fasciitis Pain? There's A Massage For That!

The amount of walking that is done at the end of each year is murder on your feet! Shopping for presents and loading the shopping cart full of yummy Christmas food treats are just two reasons why you take a lot more steps this time of year, and that intense pain you feel in your heels every morning could be a foot condition known as plantar fasciitis. However, never fear, a visit to a remedial massage therapist could make your feet sing with every step again in no time.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that affects the heel of your foot because the band of tissue that runs from your heel bone to your toes has become inflamed. Shoes that do not give your feet correct support are one reason why plantar fasciitis begins. It also affects runners and those who are carrying excess weight.

One way to determine if you are suffering from plantar fasciitis is to consider how much pain you experience each morning when you get up. If swinging your feet out of the bed onto the floor makes you go ouch, but the pain level decreases once your feet muscles limber up, plantar fasciitis is a likely culprit. Visit your doctor or podiatrist for confirmation plantar fasciitis is the reason for your pain.

How Does Remedial Massage Help?

Remedial massage uses deep tissue massage techniques to break the tension that has built up in the plantar fascia tissue. Regular massage encourages blood flow through the heel, and this helps to move built up toxins out of the feet and through to the rest of the body where they can be more easily absorbed.

Deep tissue massage can be uncomfortable while it is being done, as they specifically target deep into the core of the affected area. While this discomfort will be felt both during the massage and for a short period of time following it, the more the inflamed area is massaged, the faster the toxins can be moved out of the area.

Once the plantar fascia no longer causes you to wince every time you get out of bed, it is time to invest in good shoes to wear that will support your heels when you are walking around. By giving your feet the best support you can, they will make sure that next Christmas you are able to tackle all your shopping chores in a pain-free way. Perhaps you will even be able to do your shopping with a little spring in your step.