Football players, just like the Rangers FC, experience a lot of strain on their feet and legs, and may develop plantar fasciitis. This can be really 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 a good addition to the widely used treatment for plantar fasciitis so you can get through the healing process fast and effectively.
Deep friction massage of the plantar fascia in combination of calf stretching has been shown to help relieve the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Cross-fiber technique helps breakdown scar tissue or adhesions and remodel the newly formed tissues into more flexible, pliable, and functional, 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-fiber on the calf muscles using the ball or power-head attachment at a 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 toward 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 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.