Plantar fasciitis causes pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel. The plantar fascia is a thick piece of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes and forms the arch of the foot. Inflammation of the plantar fascia due to arch problems (and improper footwear), tight Achilles tendon(s), and overuse, may result in plantar fasciitis.
To treat plantar fasciitis, manual therapies may include one, or a combination of, the following:
ART (Active Release Technique)
IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Trigger Point Dry Needling (depending on situation)