How to Get Rid of Plantar Fasciitis Scar Tissue

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, thick tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia connects the heel of the foot to the toes. Plantar fasciitis can happen to anyone, however, it is most common in pregnant women, runners and obese individuals. Scar tissue can form as a result of plantar fasciitis. Thankfully, you can employ various treatment methods to improve and eventually get rid of plantar fasciitis scar tissue.

Massage your feet twice daily. Massage is one of the most effective means to break up scar tissue. Use firm, circular motions to massage along the bottom of your feet for at least five minutes.

Stretch your calf muscles daily. If your calf muscles are tight, they pull on your plantar fascia, worsening the scar tissue situation there. Stand two feet away from a wall. Place your hands on the wall and lean into it to stretch your calf muscles.

Perform Achilles tendon stretches. Tight Achilles tendons can also result in added tension on your plantar fascia. If your Achilles tendons are well-stretched, the scar tissue in your plantar fascia can be effectively broken down. Get in the same position you were in to stretch your calf muscles. This time bend your knees as you lean into the wall. This will focus the stretch on your Achilles tendons.

Place a tennis ball between your foot and the floor. Move your foot backward and forward as you roll the tennis ball underneath it. Repeat this motion for two minutes and then switch feet. This helps to break up scar tissue along the plantar fascia.

Wear supportive insoles in your shoes. The insoles prevent your plantar fascia from overstretching, thereby reducing the likelihood of new scar tissue forming in the area.


You can also get custom-made insoles made at a podiatrist's office.


If you experience severe pain along your plantar fascia, see your doctor immediately.