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Painful Plantar Fasciitis? OYM Can Help!

Do you sometimes experience considerable foot and heel discomfort with your first few steps out of bed in the morning? Have you recently increased your running program significantly? If so, you might have plantar fasciitis.

The tough fibrous tissue band (fascia) running longitudinally along the bottom (plantar) surface of the foot from the heel to the base of the toes can get incredibly painful when faced with frequent and improper loading forces.

(Drawing by Hugh Thomas)

This can lead quickly to chronic foot problems if left untreated. Runners are particularly susceptible to inflammation of the plantar fascia due to repetitive stressful pounding of the foot in a dorsiflexed position. Early morning pain is caused when the already irritated plantar area contracts even further during sleeping hours. Barefoot early morning steps place a forceful stretch upon this tightened tissue particularly when taken on a hard tiled floor. Weight gain, incorrect shoe wear and arthritis can also contribute to this syndrome.

(Watch for our upcoming November article in Florida Weekly's HEALTHY LIVING MAGAZINE for more details).

We offer a complete line of Trigger Point Performance Therapy products in the store that are specifically designed to treat the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.

We have them packaged and specially priced as a complete kit:

Or available individually:

 

 

Stop by today for a complete product demonstration. Matt is trained in Myofascial Compression Techniques and will be happy to tell you more.  

 

Love, Peace and Bicycle Grease,

Matt & Julie 

 

 

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