Plantar fasciitis pain: Treatment

Foot pain, Pain relief

With either true plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the fascia) or an underlying problem with the muscles, I treat pain in the bottom of the feet in basically the same way in my Boston area Neuromuscular Therapy center. 1) Warm-up the feet with manual work to get the blood circulating and soften the connective tissue. Fascia […]

July 7, 2009

Plantar fasciitis: The case of Elsie M.

Foot pain, Lower leg pain

Elsie was referred to my Neuromuscular Therapy center in Metro-West Boston for treatment of plantar fasciitis by a long-time patient whose foot pain I had treated successfully within the previous few months. She had such typical symptoms that I thought it would be instructive to review her case. Elsie’s symptoms started after a party when […]

July 4, 2009

Foot pain with tight calves: Treatment

Foot pain, Leg pain, Muscle information, Neuromuscular therapy, Stretching (Active Isolated method)

Neuromuscular Therapy treatment  for foot pain involves releasing the tension and Trigger Points in the calf muscles and then keeping them stretched to prevent shortening.  Flushing comes first to clear accumulated wastes that cause pain from the calf and increase blood flow to bring nutrients, oxygen and healing cells to the muscles. Compression of the muscle […]

April 27, 2009

Foot pain from tight calves: A little known source

Acute pain, Chronic pain, Foot pain, Leg pain, Lower leg pain, Muscle information, Neuromuscular therapy

People with foot pain usually think of the condition called plantar fasciitis, but there is another source that is easier and less painful to treat. It’s caused by Trigger Points in the calf muscles.  Two of those muscles, the gastrocnemius and the soleus have referred pain patterns into the foot, one to the underside of […]

April 25, 2009

Butt and leg pain from a herniated disc: A Neuromuscular Therapist’s point of view

Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Foot pain, Hip pain, Leg pain, Neuromuscular therapy

As a Neuromuscular Therapist, how do I think about the muscle pain and numbness caused by a herniated disc? Whenever there is a problem in the low back such as a herniated disc, the nerve signals generated by the irritation there can cause symptoms down into the muscles along the nerve pathway that can persist long […]

April 3, 2009

Butt and leg pain from a herniated disc: Treatment of Pablo B.

Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Foot pain, Hip pain, Leg pain, Neuromuscular therapy

The symptoms of butt and leg pain, numbness and burning in the foot and “foot drop” that were caused by muscles in Pablo’s case were treated with Neuromuscular Therapy techniques in my clinic West of Boston. Trigger Points, nerve entrapment (piriformis syndrome), and local muscle inflammation were all addressed.   Treatment included NMT locally in his […]

March 21, 2009

Butt and leg pain from herniated disc: The case of Pablo B.

Back pain, Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Foot pain, Hip pain, Leg pain, Low back pain, Neuromuscular therapy

Pain deep in the buttock and down the leg is a disturbing symptom of a herniated disc.A metro-West Boston Physiatrist sent a 60 year old patient for treatment in my Neuromuscular Therapy Center. His pain was one-sided and deep in the buttock. He would feel referred sensations down his leg when he was active and would […]

March 21, 2009