Football players, just like the Rangers FC, experience a lot of strain on their feet and legs and may develop plantar fasciitis. It can be painful and keep a player off the field unless it's identified and treated effectively.
The Recovapro line of recovery tools can aid in the repair of soft tissue injuries. It can be an excellent addition to the widely used treatment for plantar fasciitis so that you can get through the healing process fast and effectively.
Deep friction massage of the plantar fascia in combination with calf stretching has been shown to help relieve plantar fasciitis symptoms. The cross-fibre technique helps break down scar tissue or adhesions and remodel the newly formed tissues into more flexible, pliable, functional, and healthy soft tissues.
A strong association between gastrocnemius tightness and the severity of heel pain in plantar fasciitis has been demonstrated. Deep tissue massage of the calf muscles helps relax these muscles to reduce referred pain.
Apply slow but deep cross-fibre on the calf muscles using the ball or power-head attachment at the desired intensity. Alternatively, use longitudinal stroking by moving up and down the calf.
Plantar fascia-specific stretching exercise is an effective treatment of plantar fasciitis. The stretch is performed by grasping the toes and pulling them up towards the body. The position is held for 30 seconds and repeated three times.
The patient stands facing a wall with both hands stretched out. The unaffected leg is brought forward with the knee bent while the targeted leg is taken backwards with the knee kept extended. The patient leans forward while keeping both heels fixed on the ground throughout the stretch until a maximal stretch is felt in the calf. The stretch is held for 20 seconds and repeated five times.