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Plantar Fasciosis

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND

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April 16 2015
R. Hong

This is a very interesting article! Since plantar fasciosis is a circulatory problem, does this mean that just by improving your blood flow in your feet, the dead tissues can be flushed out of your system and therefore PF resolved? Also, I was wondering if taping has an influence on blood circulation? Thank you for your response.

April 16 2015
Natural Footgear

Hi, R,

Thank you for your comment. Improving circulation is an integral first step in treating plantar fasciosis. Footwear that allows the feet to act like a bare foot inside the shoe can be very helpful in cleansing the dead tissue from the plantar fascia, as can the use of Correct Toes. Therapeutic taping may indeed be helpful in enhancing circulation in some cases, depending on the condition being treated and the taping technique applied. You may want to consider checking out the following article on plantar fasciosis. It has a variety of information regarding this condition, including information about natural approaches to care and prevention:

www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/education/17889104-plantar-fasciosis

If you have further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at info@naturalfootgear.com. We’re happy to help however we can!

Kind Regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

April 16 2015
R. Hong

Thank you for your response! I also saw on one of your videos that applying Sombra cream on your feet enhances blood circulation. I had several sessions of ESWT with Sonocur and I am not supposed to take any NSAIDs nor massage with ice. Could you please let me know if sombra could interfere with the treatment I had? Thank you again. This is a great website, very informative and helpful!

April 16 2015
Natural Footgear

Hi, R,

Thank you for your comment. This is definitely a question for the healthcare practitioner who performed the modalities you mentioned. He or she will be able to give you much more detailed info about appropriate post-treatment home-care techniques.

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

December 14 2016
Don

I read through all the recommended stretches and there is no mention of the typical calf stretches for PF that are so widely recommended elsewhere. I’ve been battling PF for many months now and have been doing the “common stretches” ad nauseum with no relief. I’m wondering if I’m doing more harm than good and am curious as to your and Dr. Ray’s thoughts and recommendations? Thank you!

December 14 2016
Natural Footgear

Greetings, Don,

Thank you for your message and question. Your question is a really excellent one. You’re absolutely correct that we do not recommend some of the commonly-prescribed stretches for plantar fasciosis, especially stretches that force the toes into an extended position.

Plantar fasciosis is a circulatory problem, not an inflammatory problem as is so commonly believed. Placing the toes in extension during a stretch actually exacerbates the circulatory problem and does not solve the underlying issue. All of this is explained quite eloquently by Dr. Ray McClanahan in this video, which I think you will find very helpful:

www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/education/17889116-plantar-fasciosis-conventional-vs-natural-approaches

Please do let us know if you have any additional questions!

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

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