domingo, 13 de março de 2011

Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Spur) - Part II

Fast and adequate first aid treatment is very important to ensure a speedy recovery. Physical therapy is needed to successfully treat plantar fasciitis.
The motion of the foot should be carefully observed, for the cause of the plantar fasciitis could reside there, called an excessive pronation. In normal gait, your foot will strike the ground on the heel, and then roll forward toward your toes, and inward toward the arch. The arch should only drop slightly during this motion. If it lowers too much, you have excessive pronation. This will cause abnormal stress on the plantar fascia itself, and its sites or insertion into the bone or the feet. [1] 

Deep tissue massage in the heel spur location and heel to reduce the inflammation, massage the bottom of the foot to reduce the tension of the plantar fascia and all of the surrounding structures, stretching of the plantar fascia, the calf muscle and the Achilles tendon.
Finally, considering that there is an inflammation in the heel bone, it should be applied some ice. 

[1] Physical Therapy At Briarcliff & Jefferson Valley, P.C. Plantar Fascitis and Heel Spurs.

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