Plantar fasciitis and massage

by | Jul 2, 2021

With plantar fasciitis, you’ll start your day off on the wrong foot. Massage relieves those symptoms!

Sharp, stabbing and sometimes shooting pain in the feet first thing in the morning is no way to start your day. About 2 million people in the U.S suffer from this condition, one of the most common foot problems reported.

About 83 percent of active adults, ages 25 to 65, experience plantar fasciitis. This condition is a repetitive use injury, most typically, and can last an uncomfortably long time. You’ll avoid exercise, and walking. Secondly, it causes problems all the way up to your hip and even into your back. However, advanced massage helps you recover from plantar fasiitis, and helps you discover the true cause. You deserve to live your life!


Erin Stebbins, LMT, CES, COMT, is a pain relief specialist, orthopedic massage therapist, and specializes in eliminating plantar fasciitis  at the true cause. She has been helping clients in pain since 2010.


Plantar fasciitis feels like it originates in the foot. So many clients who come into the clinic spend countless dollars on expensive arch support inserts, fancy shoes, customized orthotics, spiky self-massage balls, crazy-looking rollers, all designed to eliminate this pain.


 In very rare cases, these fancy tools can get rid of your plantar fasciitis pain. However, what we find is that the condition returns inevitably, and quickly. The problem is not in your foot.


We treat this condition by assessing your movement and posture. We see if your knees are bent at an uneven angle, putting uneven pressure and workload through your knee and foot.

Then we check your hips. Here, we test your muscle activation to see if the muscles of your hip activate correctly. These muscles stabilize your knee and foot.The glute medius is “turned off” with this posture. Consequently, this leads to genu valgus, or “knock-knees.”


Erin has never treated a case of plantar fasciitis that does not involve a weakness in the glute medius muscle of the hip.


Repeated walking, running and weightlifting exacerbate this uneven pressure. More activity places more pressure on  the inner side of the bottom of the foot. In effect, this causes intense tendon tension and pain.


We treat this condition with fascial massage and deep stripping techniques. This relieves the pain, and alleviates the tension pulling on the bottom of the foot. Lastly, we address your upper legs.


When you present with the “knock-knee” condition, the legs rotate inward. This creates that line of tightness all the way down to the inner arch. The inner thighs are worked with advanced massage and myofascial massage techniques, and sometimes heat to help encourage the lengthening and repair of the muscles.

Then, we train leg muscles to “turn on” correctly. We use corrective exercise with resistance bands and dumbbells to strengthen and stabilize this area.


The therapists here then give you custom home care instruction and simple exercises. We train you in healthy standing posture and how to stand evenly in your body to prevent plantar fasciitis.


Plantar fasciitis takes some time to recover from. The root cause of plantar fasciitis is created over years, most often, and takes several treatments to undo. It is far from impossible, and the strategies Erin has been using since 2010 to help clients, can help you, too.


When you’re ready to get rid of your foot pain for good, call us here at True Balance Pain Relief Clinic for an assessment and a full treatment so you can get back to living your life without pain.


We look forward to hearing from you, and helping you feel your absolute best. Book your session by clicking the “Book Now” button on the home page.