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Can Massage Benefit Plantar Fasciitis & Calf Pain

May 9, 2023

Plantar fasciitis and calf injuries can be painful and debilitating, making it difficult to
walk or stand for long periods of time. Massage therapy, including techniques such as
dry needling, can be a helpful and effective way to manage these conditions. Here are
some of the benefits of massage for plantar fasciitis and calf injuries:

  1. Reduced pain: Massage can help reduce pain associated with plantar fasciitis
    and calf injuries. The pressure applied during massage can stimulate the release
    of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, and help decrease the sensation of
  2. Improved circulation: Massage can help improve circulation in the affected area,
    which can reduce inflammation and promote healing. Increased circulation can
    also help to bring essential nutrients and oxygen to the injured tissues, aiding in
    the healing process.
  3. Increased range of motion: Massage can help increase range of motion by
    loosening up tight muscles and fascia. This can help improve flexibility and
    reduce the risk of further injury.
  4. Improved muscle tone: Massage can help improve muscle tone by stimulating
    the muscles and increasing blood flow. This can help to reduce muscle stiffness
    and improve overall muscle function.
  5. Reduced stress: Massage can be a relaxing and stress-relieving experience.
    Reducing stress can help to reduce tension in the affected muscles and reduce
    the risk of further injury.
  6. Dry needling benefits: Dry needling is a technique that involves the insertion of
    thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the muscles and trigger
    points. Dry needling can help to reduce pain and muscle tension associated with
    plantar fasciitis and calf injuries. It can also help to improve range of motion and

Overall, massage therapy can be an effective way to manage the symptoms of plantar
fasciitis and calf injuries. It is important to work with a licensed massage therapist who
has experience treating these conditions to ensure safe and effective treatment.