Heel Pain From Plantar Fasciitis

Welcome to the VitaLife show. I’m Janine Bowring and today topic in our VitaLife showis all about how to treat plantar fasciitis naturally without using any drug I havesome great tips and exercises and massage techniques to show you that you canreally treat this affectively safely and naturally at home inthe comfort of your own home

without any side effects of any drugsbecause you know the natural things that you may be trying may notbe working for you and of course the conventional medicines that are outthere have those negative side effects arevery difficult on the stomach can cause stomach bleeding so those anti inflammatory and painkillers that are conventionally given to you by your really do have a lot of these negativeside effects that I really don’t want

for you stay tuned we’re gonna show you somegreat thing they can do for your plantar fasciitis very effective works very quickly I dothis with my patient that have over the years with greateffectiveness. First and foremost is stretching and this is so importantso of course plantar fasciitis I’m gonna show you I’m gonna take my shoe off and I’ll show you exactlyhow we do this

it is of course a painful condition atthe bottom of the foot and this is because of course tendons and fascia is being pulled in thisarea and often because of the gastrocs so the calf muscles are very tightso this is true you know not only just for athletes butfor people that don’t stretch enough and it can be really at any age of course as we age and are mineralimbalance gets out of whack and we’ll

talk about the mineral that you can taketo help the plantar fasciitis what happens is that this can get worseand worse so I find that this is an area of a lot of tenderness for so manypeople even if it hasn’t developed into the plantar fasciitis yet but one other important things toremember it up always stretch your calf muscles now how do you this. Oneof the great way to do it actually to put your foot up against awall and stretch the calf muscle this

way you can also sit down on the floor withyour legs stretched out in front of you straight and of coursetry to touch your tippy toes and go as far as you can not only that the great stretch for yourhamstrings but also for those gastrocs or your calf muscles which is soimportant and its important always when you areexercising to warm up your muscles a little bit

Heel Pain that Wont Heal How to Treat Chronic Plantar Fasciitis Seattle Heel Pain Specialist

I want to talk for the next couple of minutesabout chronic heel pain. So if you’re someone who has had heel pain, maybe even diagnosedwith plantar fasciitis and you haven’t had the standard treatments and you’re just notgetting better, we have to consider that a chronic problem and look at how we treat that.Now, one of the good things is that there’s been a tremendous amount of research on thisover the last last maybe 10 or 20 years. I would say there are a lot of different waysto treat this now that weren’t available before. Prior to that, the only way to really treatthis chronic plantar fasciitis that wasn’t getting better was to do surgery, and surgeryis almost never needed anymore. So, the condition

that normally causes this chronic heel painis a condition called plantar fasciosis, and that is different than plantar fasciitis.Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia as it attaches into the heelbone here. Here is the plantar fascia coming down and attaching in down there. Plantarfasciosis is a condition where that plantar fascia has become thicker than it should be. Where that fascia attaches into the heel bone,it should be about 4 mm thick. However, in the presence of longterm inflammation orlongterm damage to that area, that fascia becomes thicker and can consider it, whereplantar fasciitis is an inflammation, plantar

fasciosis is a thickening or scarring of thatligament, and it just stops healing. So in order to get it to heal, we have to use atechnique that stimulates the healing. And what we do is a little counterintuitive, butwe do something that causes a little bit of trauma to that area, and by that causing thattrauma, we stimulate the healing process again. This is used on the heel. It’s also commonlyused in the other tendons on the body, for example, at the elbow. So there’s differentways to do it. There’s probably five or six different techniques to accomplish the samething. One of the more common ones is a procedure called shockwave therapy, where we use a machineto send shockwaves deep into that tissue,

to try and stimulate that healing process. If you go to our website and do a search forquot;chronic heel pain,quot; you’ll find a detailed explanation of shockwave therapy and the othertreatments that are available for it. With all of these treatments, we also want to useorthotic devices to take tension off of the plantar fascia and pressure off the heel.So again, do some research on our website. If you’re in our area and you’re having chronicheel pain, it is one of our specialties, so please make an appointment to come see us.If you’re not in our area, find a podiatrist that does specialize in heel pain and isn’tgoing to rush into doing surgery on this problem.

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