Is your foot pain starting to limit your daily activities? Do you find yourself constantly having to take breaks during running, or stop an engaging exercise altogether just so you could take it easier?
Sometimes Plantar Fasciitis can be so bad for some people (especially in the mornings) that even walking is too much of a task. We'll share with you how adding some *flossing* to your stretches and massages can help improve your mobility and heal your plantar fasciitis quicker, just like magic!
Voodoo floss bands are used to manage pain, aid in reducing inflammation and increase joint flexibility and mobility by improving your blood circulation. You might be wondering how wrapping some elastic band do all these.
The *magic* works like this: you wrap the band around an area (like your calves) to about half of the tension available in the band. Once the band is secured, you work through different range of motions, massages or stretches and release the band.
Doing this can help break up scar tissue, lactic acid and other unwanted toxins. When you unwrap the band, a sudden rush of blood will wash through your muscles, bringing in nutrients needed to heal the strained tissues, cleansing out the toxins and promoting lymphatic drainage.
"Is your foot pain starting to limit your daily activities? Do you find yourself constantly having to take breaks during running, or stop an engaging exercise altogether just so you could take it easier?"
We already shared before our favorite trigger point massages and basic stretches for foot pain and we recommend doing BOTH. In our previous post we also talked about how plantar fasciitis develops when there is poor foot support such as when muscles surrounding your feet are weak or tight. In order to make progress with chronic foot pain treatment, it is best to address all these causes.
Brad Kearns, a professional triathlete and speedgolfer, suggests holding your stretches for at least 2 minutes at a time in order to lengthen the muscles on your legs.
You can use your floss bands while doing any of the foot and leg stretches we shared with you previously, but for plantar fasciitis, we recommend doing the following:
Wrap the floss band starting from your ankles and work your way up to your knee. Make sure to use only 50% of the resistance or tension of the band.
You can perform a calf stretch or foot massage with the floss band wrapped around your ankle, but make sure to remove the band in 30-45 seconds or sooner if your foot start to feel a numbing sensation.
By incorporating voodoo flossing to your foot care routine, you can help make your recovery even quicker.