(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
The arch is the center of all pronation/postural problems.
pressure test (not real time).
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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
Silicone Dynamic Orthotic (SDO)
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.
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.
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
in this category will require more than just the use of an orthotic. Additional
modalities of physical therapy are:
massage (best performed with electric rollers- see products
foot stretch (see video at ?stretching exercises?-table
possibly the use of an intermediary orthotic
to cool down the tissues.
all cases a program of flexibility training (stretching exercises) should be
performed on a daily basis for life.