Many people who suffer from plantar fasciitis are left frustrated because the pain can last for years. Plantar fasciitis is commonly diagnosed when there is a thickening of the plantar fascia, which is located along the bottom of the foot. It starts at the heel and branches out to all of the toes.
Several areas of the plantar fascia can become very tender to the touch and painful to walk on, most commonly in the heel. Pain is typically worse in the morning when the person first steps out of bed.
Using massage therapy and chiropractic care, a great deal of focus is placed on finding the specific tender spots in the plantar fascia. These tender spots are typically felt like a small pebble in the fascia, which are bundles of scar tissue in the fascia.
By using deep tissue massage and stretching, these nodules may loosen, allowing the fascia to be more flexible and provide much needed pain relief.