Plantar fasciitis is the leading cause of foot pain. Anyone is susceptible to plantar fasciitis regardless of their activity level. With the right tools you can help speed up recovery as well as prevent the chance of getting plantar fasciitis in the future.
Rocktape and ice massage help to reduce pain and inflammation in your foot allowing your body to recover properly. Cutting down the time until you are able to get back to whatever activity it might be that is causing your plantar fasciitis in the first place. For more information on using KT tape and ice massage, check out a break down in a previous blog here. We are going to jump right into the steps to get your feet feeling good.
Measure the first piece of tape from mid heel to just below the toes.
Anchor the first strip just below the toes and apply down to the heal with no stretch.
Measure the second piece of tape around the foot leaving a half inch gap between the ends.
Apply the second strip anchored perpendicular in the middle of the other piece of tape with some stretch as your wrap it around your foot finishing the ends with no stretch.
Take the crysophere and begin rolling in circular motion over the painful part of your foot, occasionally rolling the length of the bottom of your foot. Do this for 2-5 minutes.
Remove the crysophere from the handle and apply gentle pressure while standing. Roll the sphere back and forth under your foot between your heel and ball of your foot. Do this for 2-5 minutes. It should never hurt, but you should feel some slight burning along with some aches.
Repeat Step 5 and 6 2-3 times a day until your plantar fasciitis subsides. It is recommended to still use the crysophere daily even without foot pain to help prevent future injuries.