Part 3 | Plantar fascia stretch | Wimbledon | Maidenhead
Plantar fasciitis or Plantar heel pain:
Plantar heel pain is a common and debilitating condition. South West Podiatry are committed to helping more people and dedicating our time to education and promoting foot health. In this series of blogs, we discuss one of the most common forms of foot pain for the general population and over the next few weeks we will discuss the signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis/plantar heel pain. It has been reported that up to 20 % of the population within the UK will suffer from symptoms of plantar fasciitis. This is generally of varying degrees and plantar fasciitis can be one of the most debilitating conditions of the foot and ankle.
In parts 1 and 2 we discussed how to stretch the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. Within part 3 we will also show you how to stretch the plantar fascia. Stretching, massaging and moving the fascia layers can significantly help to reduce arch and heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Self or assisted massage can release tension within the tissues under the arch, help to break down muscle knots and provides some short term pain relief. Foot mobilisation therapy ( FMT ) and Tool assisted massage works in a similar way by releasing stiff joints of the foot and ankle whilst the tool assisted massage breaks down tissues to promote healing. It is also thought to decrease sensitivity in the arch by influencing C nerve fibres which are responsible for causing hypersensitivity and increased pain in a specific location of the body.
How to stretch the plantar fascia :
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