If you've ever had plantar fasciitis, you know it's shockingly painful and a persistant little bugger! Day after day, week after week, and no sign of letting up. Most people will eventually see a doctor for this as it's basically debilitating.
If you've never had this, knock on wood and be thankful!
I found this slide show presentation on an entirely different way of treating it. Looking much further than the site of pain for what actually mechanically may be causing the problem. My mind has expanded. What a great (and complex) way of thinking about treatment. I'm a firm believer in "look for the root" of a problem, but this guy takes that concept to a whole new level!
There's a pair of $600.00 inserts are sitting in my closet. Found them yesterday and then this popped up in my news feed. A sign, maybe? I've had these inserts for 20 years. I hate them and apparently they hate me too. I've found that massage works well for me. I do it myself at least once a week and a ton of yoga with a great emphasis on my feet and lifting my arches while internally rotating my femurs a tad on most standing poses. I practice spreading and lifting my toes several times a day (and wear vionics all the time. This is something that works for me. After examining this slide show, I'm convinced my foot problem is coming from the hip/low back.
Share with anyone who has any plantar fascia problem. You may need to look a few things up (I sure did) but this is immensly helpful.
Debbie Krejci E-RYT
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