Graston Technique is an excellent treatment for plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia has a tendency to become chronically aggravated and produce significant amounts of scar tissue. Some people develop a painful irritated fascia and experience daily pain on the bottom of their foot.
Graston technique breaks up the scar tissue along the fascia, which will trigger the normal healing process in the body to repair the fascia. Graston technique is excellent at treating plantar fasciitis because of its approach to treating scar tissue on the foot. This scar tissue breaks with treatment and releases inflammatory chemicals that increase tenderness to the touch.
People who ice several times after Graston Technique on the foot do not experience much pain or irritation. People who don't ice may experience more tenderness and even swelling on the bottom of the foot.