Myotherapy for Plantar Fasciitis
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Myotherapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis heel pain

Myotherapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common conditions contributing to heel pain. It involves the inflammation of the tissue which runs across the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia. Most people with this condition find that it is manageable with conservative treatment, such as myotherapy for plantar fasciitis.

Symptoms of plantar fasciitis

The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is a stabbing pain on the heel of the foot during the first steps in the morning. The pain normally decreases after movement and may also be aggravated by long periods of standing or getting up from sitting.

What puts me at risk of developing plantar fasciitis?

  • High arches or flat feet
  • Tight calf muscles
  • Poor ankle flexibility
  • Prolonged standing, especially on hard surfaces
  • Acute injury to plantar fascia, ankle, or calf
  • Being overweight
  • Poorly fitting shoes or worn-out soles


How can Myotherapy / Remedial Massage help?

Myotherapy treatment for plantar fasciitis involves the treatment of the plantar fascia and restoring flexibility in the calf muscles. Soft tissue release using remedial massage techniques can aid with relieving muscle tightness associated with plantar fasciitis.

Treatment may also involve:

  • Trigger point therapy to reduce muscle pain
  • Joint mobilisations to facilitate movement of the feet and ankle joints
  • Myofascial cupping or dry needling to correct muscle function
  • Stretching to increase joint flexibility
  • Corrective exercise / home care advice for pain relief



At Western Myotherapy, our therapists can work with you to develop a treatment plan to suit your needs. If you have symptoms resembling plantar fasciitis, book online now or call us at (03) 8001 2041 today!


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