Plantar Fasciitis Information on Heel Pain and Arch Pain.

Plantar Fasciitis

(HEEL PAIN, ARCH PAIN, HEEL SPURS, SORE FEET)

Plantar fasciitis is the #1 most common foot problem. It is caused by activity, overuse and aging. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation due to repeated overstretching of the plantar fascia ligament with every step you take, usually at the point where the fascia is attached to the heel bone. This condition rarely occurs at the front of the foot. The pain usually decreases after walking.

The arch is the center of all pronation/postural problems.

Contributing factors are:

Flat feet - pronated feet.

 

 

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Pronation Animation.
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animation of pronation

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Bare Foot
Traditional Orthotic
Silicone Dynamic Orthotic

 

Silicone Dynamic Orthotics works by LIMITING the repetitive overstretching action of the plantar fascia ligament, and aligning the foot to its "optimal" position on the ground. 
        

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Three Categories of Response for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

with the  Silicone Dynamic Orthotic (SDO)

   1/3 will have very quick and profound reversal of symptoms within a few days to 8 weeks. One adjustment may be necessary to fine tune the prescription.

 1/3 will take a little more time (2-3 months) to feel comfortable on the SDO, but a positive healing response is noted. 1-2 adjustments may be necessary.

 CHRONIC PROBLEM

This is the most difficult category to treat. A minimum of 1-2 years of unsuccessful treatment or neglect will have occurred.

Sensory loss and muscle strain from the years of accumulated wear and tear will take considerable time to restore flexibility to the small intrinsic muscles of the feet. A minimum of several months to one-two years will be required to obtain satisfactory relief. 6-10 years will be needed to reverse your wear and tear anywhere that occurred from 10-30 years ago. 3-4 adjustments, may be needed just for you to get comfortable and tolerate the orthotic

Many in this category will require more than just the use of an orthotic. Additional modalities of physical therapy are:

1-     massage (best performed with electric rollers- see products page)

2-     foot stretch (see video at ?stretching exercises?-table of contents)

3-     possibly the use of an intermediary orthotic to cool down the tissues.

In all cases a program of flexibility training (stretching exercises) should be performed on a daily basis for life.

Talk to other patients with Plantar Fasciitis.