Plantar Fasciitis pain,
May not be coming from your Feet.
That sharp pain you experience first thing in the morning as you place your feet on the floor is not always caused by issues with your feet.
In fact the pain may be only a symptom and the real cause of that pain may be due to muscle tautness further up the body in the calf, hamstring or even in the pelvic muscles.
If the muscles of the pelvic girdle are not balanced or functioning correctly, if can cause a pull to the hamstring muscles which pull on the calf muscles which pull on the plantar surface of the feet, causing irritation to the plantar, leading to the that pain you are feeling.
So i find it is most important to reduce muscle tightness in the feet , calf , hamstring and glutes when treating the condition.
Of the 7 muscles on the back of the leg, 4 are directly connected to bones in the feet.
That’s why i always talk about the importance of treating the cause before working on the symptoms.
It is also important to note that Plantar Fasciitis pain does not start or end the same for everyone. So there is no protocol to follow when treating the condition.
What helps one person recover from the condition may not help another.
For example orthotics may give great relief to a person suffering with the condtion ( due to having pelvis problems or conditions with the feet) but would be of little benefit to someone suffering plantar pain due to tight calf muscles that are pulling on the plantar fascia.
So it is always important to do a full assessment of the feet, leg muscles and pelvis before begining a treatment plan when treating Plantar Fasciitis.
It is most important if you are suffering with Plantar Pain to have it treated as soon as possible, don’t let it become a chronic condition. Why continue to suffer that Pain.
Please feel free to call me on 0862465163.
Specialised Therapy for Chronic Pain, Injuries and Tension.
A Healthcare Provider.