Speedplay Hips, Another ‘So-Called Plantar Fasciitis’ Insight

Speedplay Hips, Another 'So-Called Plantar Fasciitis' Insight

Speedplay Hips For Better Foot Float A 'So-Called Plantar Fasciitis' Insight?  Believe it or not, this crudely made, old video has had over 15,000 hits! Those eight years of research on so-called plantar fasciitis drew my attention to the role of hip muscles in freedom of rotation of our feet. During today's 5k road race, I had an epiphany. It's just like those Speedplay pedals. It's all about float, or freedom ... Read more

Perplexing Review Of So-Called Plantar Fasciitis Research aka Junk Science Garbage Based On BS

Perplexing Review Of So-Called Plantar Fasciitis Research aka Junk Science Garbage Based On BS

So-Called Plantar Fasciitis Research? 'So-Called' is clearly explained in the book. With which I'm pretty happy, on re-reading it. If you can enjoy re-reading a book you wrote, you're either insane or it's not too bad. There are already six reviews on Amazon, of which this one interested me. Why am I perplexed? Only three stars for a positive review. Is that a mixed message? Fascinated me, anyway. It was the ... Read more

Listen To Your Feet: My Feet And Ironman Saved My Life From An Aortic Aneurysm In 2010

Listen To Your Feet: My Feet And Ironman Saved My Life From An Aortic Aneurysm In 2010

Just imagine if I hadn't listened to my feet in 2010  If I'd gone to a doctor to solve my running foot pain! Instead of deciding to listen to my feet. And work it out for myself. Then I needed a doctor! Imaginary scenario concerning heading home from the doctor to be dead. Unless the doctor is an aortic surgeon in their spare time. Even then?? FitOldDog: Doc, I was in this Ironman race, and I was at ... Read more

Nociceptive Foot Pain And Plantar Disease Progression

Nociceptive Foot Pain And Plantar Disease Progression

Plantar Disease Progression? Why do we have cats? Disease A condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms : sickness, malady. infectious diseases. – Miriam-Webster Online Dictionary When Tom’s cat, Cat, scratched his hand, he didn’t have a disease. He had a painful inconvenience. When ... Read more

Five Reasons To Ban Heel Injections For So-Called Plantar Fasciitis (NFP)

Five Reasons To Ban Heel Injections For So-Called Plantar Fasciitis (NFP)

Please note: If you strongly disagree with me, would you kindly (a) refute each of my five 'arguments' on the basis of data and logic, and (b) explain the following graph. If you consider these data to be insufficient for interpretation, please direct my readers and me to a better data set. Calling my work junk science (a scientist), based on BS (a podiatrist) or garbage (another podiatrist), does not qualify as ... Read more

Chronic Plantar Fasciitis Treatment For Those Who’ve Tried Everything

Chronic Plantar Fasciitis Treatment For Those Who've Tried Everything

Research-Based Approach to Chronic Plantar Fasciitis Treatment It worked for Elise The boot didn't help. Orthotics made it worse. Tom's had Elise running 16 miles, pain-free, within a week. It's a cure based on eight years of research. Why is Tom still fighting the dangerous craziness of heel injections: Here's why: During his online research, Tom found two groups of plantar fasciitis (NFP) ... Read more

Plantar Fasciitis Debunked (Later I’ll Tackle ITBS)

So-Called Plantar Fasciitis Isn't Really Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis Debunked? debunk verb Expose the falseness or hollowness of (a myth, idea, or belief). After eight years of research, and a couple of previous books, I've finally settled on the right name for the condition that doctors mistakenly call plantar fasciitis: Nociceptive Foot Pain (NFP) The driving force behind this work ... Read more

Human Bodies Adapt: Claudication and Heel Pain

Human Bodies Adapt: Claudication and Heel Pain

Claudication and Heel Pain? Bodies adapt, means that both our hardware and wetware can learn. Claudication noun MEDICINE limping. A condition in which cramping pain in the leg is induced by exercise, typically caused by obstruction of the arteries. The vascular surgeon said active walking, including some pain, can build collateral circulation. I ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.