Does foam rolling help plantar fasciitis?

Does foam rolling help plantar fasciitis?
Foam rolling has many benefits but if you’re a runner and often experience plantar fasciitis, you might be wondering whether using a foam roller, particularly a foam roller on your feet, can help with plantar fasciitis? Well, that’s exactly what we are here for. If you’re interested in knowing more about plantar fasciitis and whether using a foam roller can help with this, keep reading our latest blog.

What is plantar fasciitis?

For those who aren’t familiar with the term, plantar fasciitis is when you have pain on the bottom of your foot, particularly around your heel and the arch of your foot. Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a part of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes and this particular condition is most commonly caused by repetitive strain injury to the ligament of the sole of the foot. Such strain injury can be from excessive running or walking, meaning that those who prefer to go running instead of heading to the gym often suffer from this more.

Foam roller for plantar fasciitis

Can foam rolling help your feet?

There are many benefits to foam rolling; foam rolling reduces muscle pain and has been proved to be effective at easing the pain caused by a range of conditions and illnesses. Not only this but foam rolling can also help with plantar fasciitis when the foam roller is used under the feet. Similarly as you’d use a foam roller on your back or calves if they were proving to be sore spots, using a foam roller for feet works in the same way. Be sure to target the specific sore area and really get the foam roller to work its magic.

You can follow the below instructions when wondering how to use a foam roller on your feet:

  1. Shift your body weight onto the foot in question to apply pressure onto the roller and roll with constant pressure
  2. Remain on hotspots for about 10 seconds and intensify the pressure on the roller
  3. Release the pressure and move along the sole, from the roller to the heel area of the foot and treat all hotspots in this manner
  4. Repeat with your other foot.

Pulseroll’s muscle recovery equipment

Since we know how much pain can be caused by plantar fasciitis, we know that our vibrating foam roller can provide many more benefits than using a regular foam roller. We have a range of vibrating muscle recovery products which can take your recovery game to the next level. A vibrating foam roller can reduce next day soreness and muscle pain as the combination of pressure and vibration helps to reduce muscle tightness and increase flexibility. Through continued use, the vibration technology in with the foam roller will flush away lactic acid and increase your circulation which would be perfect when looking for some relief from the pain that accompanies plantar fasciitis.

Our vibrating peanut ball

A bonus from our range of muscle recovery equipment would be our vibrating peanut ball that fits perfectly under the bottom of your foot. This peanut ball is the perfect fit for your heel as it has been specifically designed with this purpose in mind to really target the area of pain. The vibrating peanut ball uses vibration technology which will reduce next day soreness and the vibration technology within the vibrating peanut ball can increase circulation and flow of blood to the muscles. Using the peanut ball before sessions will enhance performance and used after training will improve recovery and long term health, while also acting as a near instant pain reliever from plantar fasciitis. To find out more about our unique range of muscle recovery equipment, visit our shopping hub and see if you can find the new best friend for your muscles.