Because it’s an excruciatingly painful condition and leaves you unable to walk without pain, many sufferers have tried everything they can think of to resolve this problem; but have simply run out of treatment options for plantar fasciitis. One such Plantar Fasciitis sufferer writes:
“I have now had Plantar Fasciitis in both feet for 15 years. Mine is due to fallen arches and over pronation. I have seen everyone possible in the medical profession and nothing has helped except injections that usually last six weeks. I have had arch supports, physio, acupuncture, shock wave treatment, bone marrow injections and bi-lateral fascia release. Nothing more can be done, I just have to live with it now. ”
Why has this woman been unable to find relief?
To Effectively Treat Plantar Fasciitis You Must First Find The Cause
The first thing we must understand is that Plantar Fasciitis is merely a name used to describe a constellation of symptoms that are linked to an inflammation of the Achilles tendon and/or the long plantar ligament. These symptoms include:
1)heel pain (that is worse the first few steps after getting out of bed and after sitting for long periods of time), 2)burning, numbness, stiffness, tingling and/or swelling around the heel bone.
Your doctor’s diagnosis of this inflammation and pain as Plantar Fasciitis does not reveal the cause of Plantar Fasciitis.
In other words, you can say that the pain in your heel is called ‘Harry’. But calling your pain ‘Harry’ doesn’t tell you the cause of your pain. In order to effectively treat Harry, you first must know what’s causing the problem. Giving your symptoms a name resolves nothing.
In order to effectively treat Plantar Fasciitis you must first determine the cause of these symptoms. Otherwise, if you just treat the symptoms you may get some temporary pain relief, but it won’t last very long.
If you go on forums where sufferers talk about their Plantar Fasciitis and their many failed therapies, the reason for these failures is because their physicians never determined the cause of the Plantar Fasciitis and only treated their patients’ pain symptoms.
I have found that Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common symptoms associated with postural distortions (bad posture). And these postural distortions are often the result of having an inherited, abnormal foot structure – the Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. In other words, the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity are frequently the cause of Plantar Fasciitis
The only effective treatment option for Plantar Fasciitis is to correct the postural distortions resulting from your abnormal foot structure. When this is done, the inflammation in your ligaments and/or tendons will heal and your Plantar Fasciitis will be no more. End of story.
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
To find out if you may have one of two common inherited, abnormal foot structures that cause chronic muscle and joint pain, take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here. http://curingchronicpain.com/schedule-an-initial-phone-consultation
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy RPT
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain