I’ve learned a lot about plantar fasciitis since then.
I wrote this blog post a several years ago based on my first encounter with plantar fasciitis. I had a second case, which required a hip re-alignment (bike accident) before I could fix my heel pain with our method. Wrote a new book, created the Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Interactive Map, and saw the results of poor treatment by doctors, not knowing what they are doing. All in or linked to our new book, which you can find at this link. That said, our basic method still works, but only if you can find and fix the underlying cause if you don’t respond at first.
Wishing you happy feet,
The use of a roller for myofascial massage is but one of five critical steps in FitOldDog’s approach to plantar fasciitis therapy and prevention.
To read more about what happened after I wrote this blog post (years ago), go to our cornerstone content page, at this link
I know a number of runners who suffer from plantar fasciitis, which can completely ruin your sport. I suffered from it for a while, trying the usual recommended approaches, some of which are described in My Foot Shop website from which the adjacent photograph was derived.
If you visit this site and you are at all squeamish, don’t watch the surgery video that is included, which is actually pretty interesting. I like the markings on this photo, as they show exactly where my problems have been, all initiated by barefoot running, I’m afraid. But I finally found a solution, thanks to my eldest son, Nick, the Trigger Point Performance Therapy Roller System.
This is something that actually works, as long as you find the regions of your myofascia that are tight and roll them loose again. Learning a little anatomy can help a lot, too.
Caution, roll regularly, especially after exercise when your muscles are warmed up, but don’t overdo it. The pain of rolling should only be irritating, not excruciating.
Wishing you happy feet.
Kevin aka FitOldDog