This study found that remote stretching via self-myofascial release using foam roller massage of the plantar fascia does increase hamstring extensibility.
For the long term treatment of plantar fasciitis, the underlying cause of the overpronation (collapsed arch structure), if present, must be addressed.
Manual therapy for plantar fasciitis is aimed at reducing inflammation & loosening any tautness/tightness of the plantar fascia & associated musculature.
The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain, usually worst in the morning, on the plantar side of the foot, located near the calcaneal attachment.
Plantar fasciitis and heel spur: Once the mechanism of plantar fasciitis is understood, the development of a heel spur is easy to understand. A heel spur is a bone spur that forms on the calcaneal tuberosity along the line of …
Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which the plantar fascia (plantar aponeurosis) of the foot becomes irritated and inflamed.