Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Movements

November 23, 2022

Plantar Fasciitis Force Diagram

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

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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.

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About the author

Stephen Grinnell MSc Health and Rehabilitation
Pain and Physical Rehabilitation Specialist
Stephen has had his own Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic for over 11 years where he has treated well over 2500 people with lots of different pain and injury issues. Stephen’s personal physical rehabilitation journey started with a serious injury while on active service with the Royal Marines 25 years ago. This injury resulted in a long journey of complementary rehabilitation and two replacement hips. Stephen has developed his own bespoke treatment protocols using a variety of medical devices to help pain and inflammation resulting in accelerated recovery. Expert areas of focus are Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, Back pain issues particularly Lower Back and Sciatica and hip and knee replacement rehabilitation. Stephen previously had a successful academic career lecturing at a variety of Colleges and Universities in the Sports Science, Rehabilitation and Training areas. Stephen has also worked in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Physiotherapy department during the Covid 19 Pandemic helping the recovery of COVID patients. In 2022 Stephen has been extensively researching and trialling protocols to treat plantar fasciitis. His Expertise has resulted in the successful treatment of 103 people and counting with a current success rate of 93%

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