Hi, today we’re going to talk about the use of what are called rocker soled shoes in treating pain under the ball of the foot, pain in the big toe joint, and pain at the heel and problems such as plantar fasciitis. Now, when we normally look at using a shoe, this is a pretty normal athletic shoe, pretty firm heel and pretty stable, and like most good shoes, it’ll bend naturally where the toes bend. Now, for most people, that’s fine. We can take a decent orthotic, either a fullsize orthotic for athletic shoes, or a much smaller.
Device for dress shoes and if the people are having pain in the big toe joint or under the ball of the foot, those will do a great job of taking stress off those tissues and making them feel better. But for some people, they continue to have pain even with the orthotics and a lot of that is because as they walk forward, they’re putting a lot of pressure on the ball of the foot. For example, this type of shoe allows you to go like that, and as you go like that,.
You’re putting really tremendous pressure on the ball of the foot, and the big toe joint is asked to bend a lot, which is normal, but if you, for example, have arthritis in the joint, it may not be able to do that without pain. So one option is to get a shoe that has what’s called a rocker sole. Now a shoe with a rocker sole is completely rigid on the front. I can’t bend it. This is an excellent running and walking shoe, a brand called Hoka, HOKA, that has a great rocker. And because it has.
A rocker, as you walk through the step, you’re not being asked to bend the big toe joint. And rockers have been used for over a century now as a way to transfer pressure off the ball of the foot and get it to a part of the foot that is less painful. They also do a great job of taking pressure off the heel and putting that pressure forward. So this is a great rocker for an athletic shoe but you need rockers on dress shoes also. Here’s a dress boot from a company called Earthy that has a great rocker on it. So that.
Really does decrease pressure on the ball of the foot and compression in the big toe joint. You can do that with a really good custom orthotic like this, such as made for a dress shoe. There are also some prefabricated orthotics you can find on our website. Here’s even a much higher heel stiletto that has a platform and a rocker. So if you go to our website, do a search for rockersoled shoes. You’ll find a page there that lists not only some information on rockers, but lists all of our favorites, whether they’re.
How to Cure Plantar Fasciitis in 1 week
Hey, guys, axe here. today i’m going to share with you my secrets to curing plantar fasciitis, and I can tell you from being a triathlete myself, over the years I’ve struggled with injuries and pain like plantar fasciitis and ITB syndrome and other injuries that for most people they have to live with for a long time. But what I did was I did research and found the natural cures and natural ways to really improve plantar fasciitis. Now, there are four secrets to curing plantar fasciitis. Number one, doing deep tissue work.
On the area; number two, stretching; number three, there are actually nutritional foods and supplements that can cure plantar fasciitis; and last but not least, strengthening the muscles of your feet. So let me go through the four ways that you can cure your plantar fasciitis. Number one, deep tissue massage. You can hire a massage therapist or the cheapest, most effective way to do it is either get a tennis ball or a baseball at home, or my favorite.
Is a rolling pin, and put this right under your foot here like so. you can do this barefoot or with a sock on, and really just kind of going deep over time, stretching out that tendon. What happens when you have plantar fasciitis, that tendon and fascia becomes very, very tight and it starts to stretch out, just like if you pulled a muscle on your low back or let’s say your neck. Getting deep tissue massage breaks up the scar tissue, relaxes the muscles. So going back and forth about two minutes at a time, really just kind.
Of getting in that one little area like so. that is the number one thing you can do to help cure your plantar fasciitis. And I would do this twice, two to three times a day for about two to five minutes. Start off at two. Work your way up to five minutes. The second thing you want to do to cure your plantar fasciitis is do deep stretching. I would go and get a block, or a set of stairs is the easiest way to do this. And really, again, find a set of stairs and really just kind of stretch that area. Lean up against.
There, so doing deep stretching of that plantar tendon. The third secret to curing plantar fasciitis, and by the way this is very, very important, is getting certain nutrients in your body that help relax tendons. Those nutrients are: number one, magnesium. Magnesium is essential, doing about 500 mg a day. I would do 500 mg right before bed. That relaxes that muscle. That’s the number one nutrient for healing plantar fasciitis. Also, along with magnesium, doing vitamin B5. It’s called pantothenic.
Acid. that’s been shown to help relax the muscle and help heal the plantar tendon. number three is fish oil. Getting more Omega3s in your diet can also help heal that area. So remember magnesium, remember vitamin B5 and also doing, as we talked about, fish oil, and then vitamin C can also help with the absorption of B5, another good thing to do. But make sure you’re following an antiinflammatory diet. Getting those supplements will help relax that plantar tendon.
And last but not least, one of the main causes of plantar fasciitis is actually not wearing the right type of shoes and having weak foot muscles. Our bodies were meant to be moving barefoot. That’s our original design, walking barefoot, where a lot of these shoes today cause us to compensate and only use certain areas of our foot, and so actually most of our feet muscles get weak. So actually walking around barefoot or switching over to barefoot shoes, these are the original Vibram shoes that I have, these sort of barefoot shoes.
They really actually strengthen your tendon. now what i wear today are these merrells, which don’t have the five fingers but they still have these Vibram bottom. So this is more of a barefoot shoe. Wearing barefoot shoes will help strengthen your calf muscles. It’ll help strengthen one of those many, many little muscles within your feet. It’s going to help raise your arch. So that’s actually going to help strengthen your foot, longterm help improve your plantar fasciitis.