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Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis Pain

One common area that is susceptible to fascial tension and resultant pain is the bottom (plantar) surface of the foot. Symptoms you’ll experience are sharp or aching heel pain at rest and upon landing (often in the morning), arch tenderness, and regional swelling. To some, the nagging discomfort can interfere in daily activities and to others the pain can be debilitating.

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Before and After Surgery: How Massage Can Help You Heal

Before and After Surgery: How Massage Can Help You Heal

My very first surgery occurred when I was a small child and I had to get tubes placed in my ears to help decrease ear infections. When the time came to have the tubes removed I can remember going in for the surgery holding a stuffed bear dressed in scrubs that the surgical staff gave me to help quell my anxiety. The staff also showed me the proper way of wearing a hospital gown. Surgery is a pretty common experience and some procedures have changed greatly within the past 10-15 years. Read more on how massage can help with pre and post-surgery.

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