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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Plantar Fasciitis: Do Not Forget the Calf

My patient reminded me that after struggling for several years, and getting somewhat better with my orthotics and stretching and taping and icing program, that the final cure was the deep tissue massage she got in the calf and even front of her lower leg. This is a recurring pattern for my patients and PT or massage therapy can be very important for some patients to finally cure their plantar fasciitis by working out the tension in the calf and leg muscles and fascia.

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