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Plantar Fasciitis: What is it,Cause, Symptoms, and Home Remedies

Do tight calves cause plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is one of the more common running related injuries. ... One of the more common causes of plantar fasciitis is tight calf muscles. If there is not enough motion in the ankle joint due to a lack of flexibility then there will be extra strain on the fascia which may lead to this injury.

Is it OK to massage plantar fasciitis?

In particular, deep tissue massage therapy is the technique of choice for heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Deep tissue foot massage therapy is particularly helpful because it loosens the tendons, ligaments, and fascia that have become painfully tight over time, relaxing them back into their normal posture.

Stretching or massaging the plantar fascia before standing up can often reduce heel pain.

  • Stretch your foot by flexing it up and down 10 times before standing.

  • Do toe stretches to stretch the plantar fascia.

  • Use a towel to stretch the bottom of your foot (towel stretch).