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Try this for Achilles Tendinopathy and-or Plantar Fasciitis

Achilles Tendinopathy is pretty common.  Some might say it’s closely related to Plantar Fasciitis.  So this protocol can be used to treat both of these diagnoses.  I would highly suggest giving this study, Using Pressure Massage for Achilles Tendinopathy, a read if you are suffering from either one.  It has proven to be effective with clients that I have used it on.  It might help you.

Key Points
  1. You need 6 sessions close together.  Ideally 1-3 sessions a week.
  2. Sessions only need to be 15-30 minutes.
  3. Follow the protocol for the best results.
  4. Doing extra or combining services has no effect on the outcome.
  5. Test and retest.
  6. Be mindful of your pain tolerance.
  7. Communicate with your therapist what you are feeling.
  8. Agree on a 1-10 pain scale.
  9. Journal about your progress.
  10. Continue moving after your sessions.
Key Takeaways

Pressure Massage is a protocol that can be very effective at treating achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis..  It may require more or fewer treatments depending on the severity or chronic nature of the injury.  This protocol can be extremely painful.  The idea is to breakdown tissues and build pain tolerance to help achieve desired goal.  It’s important for you as the client to communicate with your therapist in order to get the best results.

Felicia Hayes

Hi. I'm Felicia. I'm a licensed massage therapist in Ashburn, VA. I've been practicing massage since 2002. I am focused on helping people feel better and relieving aches & pains. I love what I do.

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