Our Study Of The Art And Science Of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis Continues
The Plantar Fasciitis Survival Guide Is One Of Many Approaches To Treatment
So Many Plantar Fasciitis Treatments
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Based on our ongoing research, especially working with the ASTRO, we now consider the prime cause of plantar fasciitis pain to be nervous in origin.
A form of proprioceptive or nociceptive imbalance.
For details, see the blog post on the progression of the disease known as plantar fasciitis!
I’m writing this post in response to an interesting comment on the landing page for our approach to curing runners Plantar Fasciitis, which is presented as an e-book and a series of 3 videos, so you can read about it or just watch, as you prefer. Here is the comment we received:
“do you think it is better than the book “the plantar fasciitis survival guide”?? I am using that book and its amazing. what makes yours better than others?”
My response was as follows:
“Hi Richard, well, I don’t know if our method is better than those provided by ‘The Plantar Fasciitis Survival Guide,’ so I’ll buy a copy and let you know. If this guide makes mine superfluous I’ll dump mine and provide a link to the one you recommend. I know that most of the marketed products don’t work, and I’ve had some success with the approach I describe in our free guide, and the optional video. I’ll read it and write a brief review, if that seems appropriate. I appreciate you bringing this to my attention, as plantar fasciitis sucks big time. I’ll be back in touch in the next few days (depending how long it takes to obtain a copy of the Survival Guide). Happy New Year, and thanks again, Kevin aka FitOldDog.”
I purchased a hard copy, as the e-version was not available for my Nook (only Kindle – may need to buy a Kindle?), and I found this book to be interesting and informative with respect to the understanding and treatment of plantar fasciitis, so I recommend it those suffering from this debilitating heel pain, but with some reservations concerning treatment approaches.
Without going into too much detail, our approach complements and extends that recommended by the author of the Survival Guide, William Errol Prowse IV, as it substitutes the use of Trigger Point Performance Rollers in place of the scraping method. Based on our understanding of the delicate, fluid and dynamic (activity) nature of fascia (connective tissue which holds the body together, and includes the plantar fascia on the bottom of the feet, as discussed in our video), we strongly recommend rollers in place of hard metal scraping. Furthermore, correcting your biomechanics is key for curing and preventing sports injuries, such as heel pain, for which FitOldDog takes training in body awareness and movement therapy, including Feldenkrais, Continuum and Gyrokinesis – it would appear that we induce many of our injuries by using suboptimal approaches to movement.
Our recommendation to plantar fasciitis sufferers:
(1) Buy ($9.99 for Kindle today) the Plantar Fasciitis Survival Guide and read it cover to cover. (2) Then download and read our plantar fasciitis treatment guide, and possibly the recommended reading. (3) Then purchase ($1 with promo code in our e-book) our explanatory videos a read the downloadable manual. The videos are needed to understand how to use the rollers correctly for self-applied myofascial massage as directed towards curing runners plantar fasciitis, and how to deal with collapsed arches (if that is your issue).
This entire package has a great chance of fixing your problem, as long as you do the work outlined in our guide, and it will still be cheaper than a boot, orthotics, or other approaches that really don’t work in isolation, in my experience.
Thanks for an interesting book, William Prowse IV, and I do like your dedication!