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Plantar Fasciitis or “Policeman’s Heel”


Have you ever heard the term Plantar Fasciitis, or “Policeman’s Heel”?

It’s a painful inflammation of the sole of the foot, particularly the tissue connecting the tendon to the heel bone, sometimes causing a calcification of the the fibers producing a heel spur.

This condition, called Plantar Fasciitis, can be treated and even prevented, but the condition still affects two million Americans every year, on average. If the affected area stays untreated, it can become chronic or degenerative, which is then diagnosed as Plantar Fasciosis. As a massage therapist, I focus my efforts on the effective treatment of Plantar Fasciitis, and pay special attention to the preventive treatment of this painful condition for those who are prone to it and are more likely to suffer from it because of genetic disposition and/or professional activities.

Most people with Plantar Fasciitis find it very hard to walk right after they get out of bed in the morning. This is due to the lack of flexibility of the fascia, and one of the benefits brought by regular massage is the stretching of its fibers, allowing for reduced pain and better overall mobility through time.

As an expert on Plantar Fasciitis massage treatment, I recommend regular massage treatments for those suffering the condition, as this will greatly increase the chances of a successful recovery. Along with massage, stretching and icing may provide some relief.

Don’t think twice! If you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, make an appointment with Houston Medical Massage and discover the pleasure of walking without pain again.

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