What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

November 05, 2014
by keith  |   in Blog  |   0 Comment

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fascia = tissue on the bottom of the foot

“-itis” =inflammation

In layman’s terms, Plantar Fasciitis is simply inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of the foot. Recent studies have shown that the tissue is often damaged, but with no inflammation, making “itis” a misnomer, and explaining why anti-inflammatory treatments have little or no effect.

The most common pain is near the front of the heel. Unfortunately, most treatments chase after the symptom, not at the source of what’s causing it.

plantar-fasciitis-pain-map

The significance of that painful spot is: it’s the attachment for the Achilles tendon (which is pulled upon by muscles in the leg). Overly tight calves, pulling on the achilles, are usually the major culprit for plantar fasciitis. This explains why many methods of treating the foot directly (e.g. shots and surgeries) often do not provide any relief.

By releasing tension and adhesions in the calves, one can significantly improve the recovery from plantar fasciitis, and decrease inflammation in the foot. A Rossiter workout does precisely this, very effectively. For more information contact Rocky Mountain Rossiter or visit RockyMountainRossiter.com

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