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Plantar Fasciitis is such a pain in the ‘Foot’!

By Jo Blomquist
Bowen Therapist

This condition can be extremely limiting and debilitating affecting your ability to participate in daily activities and if persistent, can lead to you feeling quite despondent and sad about the whole situation.

If you have experienced or are experiencing this problem, you will be nodding your heads in agreement, and for those of you whom have no idea about this condition let me explain a little about what is going on and then how all is not lost and how Bowen therapy may be your answer to recovery.

The Plantar Fascia is the connective tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. It helps to maintain the arch of the foot and is also one of the major ways to transfer weight across the foot as you either run or walk.

Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the area of the foot where tissue tightens and begins to pull it from its attachment at the heel. Sometimes this pulling can result in bone spurs or calcification which begins to form at the spot where the fascia is being strained.

Symptoms of Plantar fasciitis are usually limited to the heel though sometimes involve the ball of the foot. Plantar fasciitis symptoms are generally worse first thing in the morning (like when you get out of bed). Your first steps after waking can feel as if you are walking on splintered glass. This is due to overnight the plantar fascia overnight contracting and pulling the toes towards the heel. In the morning as you begin to walk around you stretch and pull the plantar fascia and when warmed up and loosened usually relaxes and the pain drops but can often return with standing for long periods or walking a distance on uneven/ unstable surfaces.

There are many causes attributed to plantar fasciitis — too much activity, arthritis, diabetes, poor shoes, and others. We must also consider a person’s potential poor posture and gait and other injuries higher up the fascial lines and limbs as the main contributing factor for this troubling injury.

If this sounds all too familiar and your looking for some relief, you may want to consider Bowen Therapy.

Bowen Therapy is a set system of small moves, the technique is a gentle, fast and effective way to treat muscle and connective tissue disorders. The Bowen Therapy client in most cases can, within weeks, enjoy activity, if not sport, and walk without pain. In some cases, the Plantar fasciitis symptoms have been known to cease altogether in far less time when compared to conventional means.

To learn more contact us about a pain relief session tailored specifically for your sports pain and injury relief.

Contact Jo Blomquist at Rener Health Clinics.

Rener Health Clinic