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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 - 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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Tips to Keep the Calf Muscles Healthy and Pain Free!

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  How to Avoid Injury by Stretching the Calf Muscles After Workout     Calf Muscle Stretch - Find the Way That Works for You! Watch the video above to get the concept and try the stretch demonstrated by Dani. If you're not quite able to get into that position (comfortably and without pain) try this slightly easier version (see below):      Technique: Stand upright and place one foot in front of the other. Bend your front leg and keep your back leg straight. Push your heel to the ground and lean forward. Place your hands on the ground...

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Massage Cupping - Treating the Deep Muscles of the Foot

Posted by Judith Winer on

   Treating Plantar Fasciitis - Vicky Ramsdell   Cupping is a technique adapted from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cupping is often used in conjunction with trigger point therapy, acupuncture or dry needling. Cupping pulls blood to a region to stimulate healing and can be used effectively for stretching tight fascia and muscles.    Deep Muscles of the Foot These comprise: quadratus plantae, adductor hallucis, flexor hallucis brevis, dorsal interossei, plantar interossei.   Quadratus Plantae     Adductor Hallucis     Flexor Hallucis Brevis     Dorsal Interossei (left), Plantar Interossei (right)   Origin Quadratus plantae: medial head—medial surface of calcaneus; lateral head—lateral border of inferior...

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