We stand firm on our feet, they hold our entire weight, give us balance and take us places. They are exposed to a lot of difficulties especially when they find themselves into tight and uncomfortable shoes. It makes it even harder for them to function. It happens often that these overwhelming conditions lead to plantar fasciitis, chronically swelling tendons on the bottom side of the feet.
Athletes often suffer from issues like this one because of the extreme strain that they put on their feet when running and jumping. Other people who belong to this high-risk group are basketball players, soccer players, and tennis players, and not to mention dancers.
However, for the irony to get even bigger, people who most frequently get plantar fasciitis are not athletes, but on the contrary, people who are inactive or overweight. Also, this condition, as well as many other of the kind, can be triggered by wearing high heels. When it appears, this condition is accompanied by sharp pain that occurs only when the foot is put under strain. After several weeks or months, the pain becomes even more frequent and begins to occur even when the foot is in a resting position.
Due to this, the person who suffers from this condition feels extremely uncomfortable. Do not forget, if you happen to notice a sharp pain in your heel when you first step on it when getting out of bed, it could be the first sign of plantar fasciitis.
Luckily, plantar fasciitis can be treated and no one has to live with the chronic pain it can induce. This condition can be treated in numerous different ways, including adjustments to a training routine, medications, stretching exercises, and special shoe insoles.
What is new is the innovation of the chiropractor and orthopedist Dr. DeFabio, who has developed a new type of treatment that, according to his claims, can heal plantar fasciitis quickly and easily. This procedure involves reducing the swelling and then nurturing and strengthening the calf muscles.
As doctor DeFabio suggests, you should use a massage roller stick for the treatment. These massage roller sticks are easy to find on the market, relatively cheap, and let the patient perform the treatment at home.
Nevertheless, in his practice, Dr. DeFabio applied the ‘Graston Technique’, which involves using a steel instrument to ‘break down scar tissue, adhesions, to lengthen the tissue, and in terms of plantar fasciitis, to create elasticity and to draw blood into the area’. The doctor also uses a lotion that lubricates the skin so the metal instrument glides over it comfortably.
What comes next according to the doctor is reducing the pressure on the tendons. Dr. DeFabio also recommends using a special tape known as ‘Kinesio Tape’. This is a large tape that needs to be wrapped around the heel and that needs to be reaching the toes.
Then, you need to apply a smaller tape and stick it to the large one so that you take even more pressure of the heel.
Leave the tape on for about three to five days, and then remove. You will be surprised to see that the pain will be gone when you remove the tape.
Here is a video that will show you more vividly everything that we talked about in this article.
There is a great possibility that you have already been to an orthopedist or a chiropractor who has not yet heard of the method of Dr. DeFabio. In this case, we recommend that you inform them about this new treatment and find out if it is right for you. This treatment may provide you with a quick and painless cure, instead of the expensive and unnecessary surgery.