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 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