It involves inflammation of the thick band of connective tissue, the plantar fascia, that runs from your heel to your toes. Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain when you step, especially with prolonged standing or walking. Traditional care includes:
- physical therapy
- and cortisone injections.
The results often aren't very good. In extreme cases, surgery may be performed.
Dr. Rowland believes that when the 22 bones of the foot get jammed and don't move properly, the plantar fascial gets stressed and stretched. Pain and impaired walking are the result. Heel spurs grow as an attempt to stabilize the fascia and motion. Dr. Rowland uses the Vibracussor to loosen the foot and stretch the fascia, and then adjusts the bones of the foot and ankle. This restores normal functioning.
The heel spur can often be broken up though deep massage. Dr. Rowland has never failed to eliminate or greatly help plantar fasciitis and heel spurring. There is usually improvement on the first visit.