Plantar Fasciitis – Tools To Fix Your Injury
With the early fall Marathon training in full swing, some athletes are going to get injured. Plantar Fasciitis (pronounced PLAN-tar fashee-EYE-tiss) is one such common injury a runner may face. The symptoms usually consist of heel pain when first getting out of bed and can continue throughout the day. The injury can be really annoying, discomforting and totally ruin your training plans. There are many treatments for the plantar fasciitis and most consist of just treating the foot, which really doesn’t solve the problem.
Plantar Fasciitis – Active Therapy – Trigger Point Performance Therapy (TP Massage)
The best treatment by far is one prescribed by Trigger Point Performance Therapy (TPTherapy.com). The treatment involves deep tissue massage to the back area and sides of the lower leg/calf, where the problem of plantar fasciitis most likely exists.
- 2 TP Massage Balls
- 1 TP Footballer
- 1 TP Baller Block
- 1 Foot and Lower Leg Instructional DVD
- 1 Foot and Lower Leg Biomechanical Education DVD
When early signs of plantar fasciitis creep up, you will have everything you need to stop it in it’s tracks. I actually use this kit on a regular bases to make sure that my lower calf area is massaged and the kinks are worked out, because it certainly sees some abuse.
Plantar Fasciitis – Passive Therapy – Night Splints
Unlike active therapy where you’re doing exercises, passive therapy doesn’t require movement. I like to think of passive therapy as autopilot therapy.
Plantar fasciitis is just one of those really hard injuries to heal. Some people go years without getting relieve. Night splits are one passive therapy solution that really seems to help alleviate the pain when waking up and taking those first few steps.
I have spoken to quite a few people who couldn’t get relief from the pain of plantar fasciitis, until they used the Exoform Dorsal Night Splint. In many cases, after a week of use, the pain and issues associated with plantar fasciitis were eliminated.
Check out the Ossur Exoform Dorsal Night Splint for more information