I had a lot of problems with my hip and the muscles in one leg were very tight. I went to a chiro who practices ART or Active Release Technique. It's a form of deep tissue massage, but it only takes a few minutes and the relief was almost instantaneous, albeit painful.
The doctor presses on pressure points while moving the limb in a series of patterns/movements. You might want to look into this procedure, it was very helpful.
Will look into it... I drove some Chinese friends to Chicago yesterday for passport renewals... The one woman knew English pretty well, but the woman who asked for my help knows little... On the way back I made the run from Indiana to Lansing non stop, in a world of pain.. The girl I know and her son slept, but the other two women talked the whole way, and I don't know a word of Chinese... I just turned on my music and plugged in, tuned them out and drove... The better shape I get into the less I can bear driving, and I am good at it, really... I can handle weather, and traffic, and knock on wood, have a sense for where the cops are; but that pressure just kills me after a while..My wife has that plantar fascitis that art is suggested for... I will mention it to her. thanks