Hi BBB and friends,
My left foot planta fascia is very tender when myofascial releasing with a baseball. I often hear a crunchy sound when rolling it. After rolling it, my ankle flexibility increases dramatically. There is no pain within the planta fascia at any other time. I have noticed this for the past 6 months and it doesnt seem to be improving.
I have had a few left foot ankle sprains and impact trauma injuries due to soccer over the years. About 2 years ago I had surgery to remove a anterior ankle spur and some flaoting bone. The anterior part of the ankle can still be a bit tender/sore on dorsiflexion especially after any prolonged running/playing soccer. My theory is that my planta fascia is tightened to try and prevent the dorsiflexion causing that tender pain of the anterior part of my ankle, which causes the long-term tightness of the fascia??
Anyway my question is; should I just keep rolling it on a daily basis or is there anything else I can do?
Sorry about the long post.