Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of foot pain. Foot massage therapy can be used to treat this form of foot pain. Sometimes this condition is confused with heel spurs, but a heel spur is a different condition. A heel spur is a bony protrusion that sticks off the bottom of the heel. It occurs in people who have a history of plantar fasciitis. In most cases, the irritation of the fascia at the bottom of the foot and not the heel spur is the cause of the pain.
When your plantar fascia becomes irritated normal activities become quite painful. The most amount of pain occurs first thing in the morning when you get out of bed. This is because at night the fascia tenses up. It can also be painful when walking, after standing for a long time or when getting up after sitting for awhile.
Massage therapy can help get rid of the heel pain. It can sometimes stop the problem all together.