Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Movements
Importantly when you have plantar fasciitis even for a short time it modifies what you do and how you move. The most obvious example is when you get out of bed in the morning and stand up and attempt to walk and the pain kicks in and standing and walking are difficult and you change what you do. Most of my clients report that when they first get up in the morning the foot is very painful as soon as they put their foot on the floor.
First question from you is why is that?
Well your body is always healing and regenerating tissue so the fascia overnight is starting to heal as its not loaded and at rest. Most of growth and repair is done when you are asleep. In this case your foot tends to point down away from 90 degrees as the fascia is healing so when you stand your foot is at 90 degrees and it damages what has been fixed and creates a cyclic long term issue.
As solution to change this, is a pre stand routine in the morning something like detailed in the video will help. I also have other adaptations and movements depending on the issue.
The second question after standing is walking pain. All of the people I have treated recently needed some manipulation of their walking movement. This was due in the first instance to pain and discomfort from plantar fasciitis, footwear and insoles. I have a goal for people to be able to walk bare foot pain free! People have said I cannot walk without certain shoes or insoles. Well you used too? Our feet are designed to walk on soft earth not concreate hard surfaces, that’s why we have shoes. Its also a good marker for pain and feedback and gives a focus for doing movements at home.
I focus on getting you to walk more as you were designed to rather than how you walk.
“The difference is nobody learnt to walk, we just learnt how not to fall over”! As toddlers its all about balance when we get it we can stand then walk all done, to progress to running same system just faster.
I work on foot alignment, pacing steps, heel strike, drive from toes and lots more to improve your walking. This also improves your ankle movement and how you use your foot so it can help support your fascia by getting the muscles to work in the right sequence and strengthen them.
The Video looks at your gait cycle and how you can change movements to help plantar fasciitis
The results are a culmination of lots of reviewing progress and adapting treatments, some experimentation with footwear and movements along with some amazing clients.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment is Available at InterX Pain Clinic Stratford Upon Avon
If you would like to know more about how I treat plantar fasciitis please call Stephen on 01789 228123 for a conversation or use the messenger icon. Alternatively join the plantar fasciitis masterclass group which can be accessed HERE.