Running Injuries: Treating Plantar Fasciitis Injuries in Boulder
It’s running season in Boulder and many athletes, full of enthusiasm, often start off their training program too strong, putting them at risk for running injuries.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
One of the most common running injuries is plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation in the heel, arch or bottom of the foot. This area of the body has deep connective tissue running from the upper calves to the heel and on to the foot and toes. These soft-tissue structures help in supporting the arch and controlling the foot. The constant pounding on the bottom of the foot can lead to injury of these tissues.
According to Competitor.com, “the symptoms of plantar fasciitis are a stabbing, constricting sensation at the base of the heel. At best, the pain can be merely frustrating. At worst, it is excruciating, making even walking difficult.”
To learn more about the causes of Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis, view our Injury Page.
Sports Massage Therapy can Help!
At Boulder Therapeutics, our sports massage therapy and focused injury work can be a very effective modality to treat this painful condition. We combine deep, therapeutic sports massage techniques with myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy and coach our athletes on foam rolling, foot trigger point therapy, when to use ice or heat and demonstrate stretching routines. We can also look at your feet and shoes, discuss your gait and running posture and help you to better understand the cause of your pain.
Sports massage therapy works quickly to help get you running again and we can help design a maintenance program to help you avoid this and other running injuries in the future.