Plantar fasciitis leads to pain (from dull to severe) in the heel of the foot, especially upon awakening in the morning and taking those first steps after getting out of bed, or after sitting for a while, such as at a desk, then standing. After walking, the pain usually eases.
If left untreated, and if the condition becomes chronic, not only can it affect your activity level, plantar fasciitis can alter the way you walk and could lead to foot, knee, hip and even back problems.
Deep tissue massage works because it physically breaks down the adhesions caused by overexertion or strain. A trained massage therapist can work the foot, heel and calf so the ligaments and muscles start to relax, which promotes healing and diminishes chances of reoccurrence. As a result, pain decreases and there is increased ease when walking, standing and participating in daily activities.