Heel Pain? Here's How to Get Rid of Plantar Fasciitis
Frustrated with Plantar Fasciitis?
Did you know the most common cause of heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis? There are other causes of heel pain, but let's focus on Plantar Fasciitis...
Plantar Fasciitis is extremely painful and can severely interrupt your life. Traditional treatment methods do not usually address the underlying problem with Plantar Fasciitis.
So, What is the Underlying Cause of Plantar Fasciitis? Inflammation and Scar Tissue of the Plantar Fascia AND/OR other surrounding muscles is the problem.
That's what is missed many times by traditional treatments.
Whether it's foot inserts (helpful, but limited), strengthening and stretching, steroid injections (temporary), or surgery (invasive and long recovery), the root cause of this condition is missed.
The Plantar Fascia is a tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot and attaches in to the heel bone.
Problem is, SEVERAL other muscles and tissues run in a very similar fashion and attach in to the heel.
So your heel pain could not be from the Plantar Fascia, but rather other muscles in the same area.
When muscles and tissues become inflamed and develop scar tissue, they shorten. In turn, they can pull from the attachment sites (in this case, the heel).
So the problem with the tissue may not be exactly at the heel, it just may be pulling from the heel.
And that's what is giving you pain in that heel.
ALSO, the problem may not be just the plantar fascia. It could be the other muscles that run in a very similar distribution on the bottom of the foot.
By the way, eventually this can lead to bone spurs if left untreated.
So What's the Solution?
Identifying WHICH Tissue(s) is Involved
Identify Exactly What Part of the Tissue is Injured
Applying my Active Release® treatments to that specific tissue (and surrounding tissues) to break up inflammation and scar tissue so oxygen and blood flow can increase.
Would you like to learn more about how I can help treat this painful condition by addressing the underlying issues? Mention this blog post and you can have a Complimentary Consultation in the office to discuss how my treatments may help your heel pain.