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what is plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Paul Finucan D C
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I have been sucessfully treating plantar fasciitis for 34 years, the fastest and the best way I have found is the Piezo Wave 2 Acoutic wave therapy. It is amazing for this and many types of injuries and conditions.

Dessi Issaeva

Plantar Fasciitis can benefit from soft tissue work immensely. It is generally a classic case of kinetic chain dysfunction and motor control and, more often than not, a problem in the lower leg where tissue is tight in response to compensatory patterns further up. You may be amazed to find out how sedentary lifestyle can invite this condition. Work on areas in the midst of flare-up is contraindicated, but corrective steps along the rest of the dysfunctional pattern can begin and the condition resolved without touching the plantar fascia. A conservative, non-invasive approach can bring permanent resolution well beyond pain management. Work with your nervous system on this one (practitioner who knows how to converse with it) for no amount of icing or classic massage will resolve it long-term until you sort out why your brain is telling these muscles to tighten up. The body always does things for a reason!

Jeffrey Shoaf
The most important life lesson for me is to remember to stay in the moment.

Plantar fasciitis can often occur from overly tight muscles in the posterior compartment of the lower leg ( calf muscles ( soleus and gastronemius) and is sometimes actually misdiagnosed. These symptoms can come from achilles tendonitis as well. Deep tissue massage and myofascial release to the muscles of the lower leg and affected foot can be of great benefit, especially done in frequent and short sessions.

Afra McClanahan
Each person is an individual with unique experiences and needs. I use modalities and approaches based on current conditions. Follow up treatments are based on changes, and further the healing process.

Plantar Fasciitis can be a very painful inflammation of the arch of either foot, sometimes effectively treated with arch supports that realign the bones and tendons and ligaments of the foot. Make sure that footwear is appropriate to the activity it supports. Pain that is felt in the heel, more acute when first placing the foot on the floor after rest, generally eases off to a more bearable pain once walking begins. It comes unexpectedly and can end just as quickly and can return again at a later date just as unexpectedly. Stretching the back of the lower leg or hamstrings is very beneficial along with ankle motion. Ice to the heel followed by rolling the heel on a golfball or similar round item helps to break up the spasms that accumulate in that area. After several treatments the pain is usually controlled and subsequently gone. Negative heel shoes, where the heels are lower than the toes, have been very successful in prevention of this condition. Earth Shoes have these styles.

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