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Blogs and Articles — Heel Pain

How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Judith Winer on

Plantar Fasciitis           Treating Plantar Fasciitis - Maureen Abson   Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition that can be very debilitating and often strikes people who are fit and active.  It used to be called "policeman's heel" as it was an occupational hazard for police officers walking the beat. The plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue that stretches from the heel to the middle foot bones.  It supports the longitudinal arch and acts as a shock absorber for the foot.    Someone with plantar fasciitis has developed micro-tears and subsequent inflammation in the plantar fascia,...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Plantar Heel Pain

Posted by Team NAT on

    Study provides evidence that trigger point therapy improves the outcome for patients with plantar heel pain Whilst it's certainly true that we still know comparatively little about trigger points, there is a lot that we do know as a result of an ever growing body of research. In today's blog we summarize a research study that was completed in 2011 and which looked specifically at the treatment of plantar fasciitis.         About Plantar Heel Pain Plantar fasciitis or plantar heel pain is the most common foot pain condition treated by healthcare providers.  It has been estimated...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Fibularis/Peroneus

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    Trigger points in the Fibularis/Peroneus muscles of the lower leg are a common, but often over-looked, source of ankle pain and weakness Anyone who suffers from frequent and reoccurring ankle sprains is likely to have trigger points in these muscles.              FIBULARIS - ANATOMY The course of the tendon of the insertion of the fibularis longus helps maintain the transverse and lateral longitudinal arches of the foot. A slip of muscle from the fibularis brevis often joins the long extensor tendon of the little toe, whereupon it is known as peroneus digiti minimi. The fibularis tertius...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Taping for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Taping for Plantar Fasciitis - Stuart Hinds   Trigger Point Therapy Online Master Course Taping for Trigger Points    One of the most common diagnosis of chronic heel pain is plantar fasciitis The plantar fascia runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. This thick band of tissue can become inflamed causing a sharp pain, most commonly felt when the client stands first thing in the morning  In most cases, the pain subsides once the foot limbers up but then returns after long periods of standing or getting up after having been sitting with the weight off...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

 Treating Plantar Fasciitis   See also - Taping for Plantar Fasciitis    Around 10% of people experience Plantar Fasciitis at some point in their lives One of the common misconceptions about trigger point therapy is that it is effective for short term pain relief only. This plainly isn't true and Plantar Fasciitis (a nasty condition as anyone who has had it will tell you) is one of those conditions where we repeatedly find that we are able to provide both temporary and long term relief.      Gastrocnemius - Common Trigger Point Sites   Plantar Fasciitis is a common disorder, which...

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