Working with Chronic Plantar Fasciitis - Massage Therapy Instructor Demonstration

Working with Chronic Plantar Fasciitis - Massage Therapy Instructor Demonstration

According to the Mayo Clinic, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of each foot and connects the heel bone to the toes (plantar fascia).

Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and move, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting.

The cause of plantar fasciitis is poorly understood. It is more common in runners and in people who are overweight.

At one point of time, plantar fasciitis was known as policeman's heel, because police who walked and stood all day were commonly effected. 

Massage therapists should not manipulate acute or swollen plantar fasciitis.  Pressing into swollen or acutely torn soft tissue could further tear the tissue.  

Scar tissue often develops during the healing process of plantar fasciitis.  It is essential to attempt to "break-down" and thin the scar tissue to prevent further tears.  This advanced hands-on massage therapy practice training video with plantar fasciitis is a helpful and beneficial practice to attempt to break-down scar tissue that develops after tearing and swelling, when the client enters their chronic or sub-acute phase of plantar fasciitis.

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