What do your friendly neighborhood postman and Professor/Dr. Rothbart have in common? The answer is – they both receive piles of mail. But the difference between Professor Rothbart and Ernie, the postman, is that Ernie unloads your letter at the city post office, while Professor Rothbart reads your mail with interest and promptly responds to your vital questions about your chronic pain problems.
In this article, Professor/Dr. Rothbart answers your questions on plantar fasciitis and running, what to ask your doctor to help determine if their therapy is right for you and how Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy is different from other therapies that treat chronic pain.
I am an amateur runner. Six months ago, I noticed something that felt like a bone bruise in my heel. When I stretched and iced it, it got worse. Now the pain lingers all day. Do I have plantar fasciitis and can I continue to run?
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the long plantar ligament where it attaches to the heel bone. Without an examination, it’s difficult to determine if you have this problem because there are many other conditions that can cause similar symptoms in the heel, including infection, tumors and stress fractures.
Continuing to run may make the pain worse. I recommend that you stop running until the cause of your problem is found.
All my past doctors think their specific therapy is indicated for my chronic pain problem. Are there two questions I can ask, which will help me determine if a therapy is right for me?
Ask your doctor(s) these two questions and listen closely to their answers:
1. What is the cause of my pain?
If the answer is something like old age, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, leg length discrepancy, scoliosis, chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia – politely thank them and then find another doctor – one who realizes there’s a difference between symptoms and causes.
2. Can you PERMANENTLY greatly reduce or completely get rid of my pain?
Only if the doctor can correctly identify the cause of your pain, can he then permanently eliminate your pain. He does this by using a therapy that effectively treats the cause. The problem is resolved and the pain goes away.
If the doctor recommends a treatment that must followed for the rest of your life, he most likely has not found the cause of your pain and is merely using pain ‘management’ to control your symptoms. This is not a solution.
Unless you have an unlimited capacity for patience and lots of free time and money, I suggest you find a doctor who can find the actual cause of your chronic pain, who uses a therapy that effectively treats the cause and who can then send you on your way to enjoy your new-found pain free life.
How is Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy different from all other therapies that treat chronic muscle and joint pain?
A common source of muscle and joint pain is two abnormal foot structures – the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy is the only known cure for these two inherited foot structures and the incapacitating pain that they cause throughout the body.
Professor/Dr. Rothbart is the world’s expert on these two devastating foot structures. Through medical research, he discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity and through clinical work, he developed the only therapy that effectively treats them.
All other therapies (including surgery, chiropractic, physical therapy, alternative therapies, custom made orthotics, and one-size-fits-all insoles only treat symptoms. They do not correct the foot structure. Treating symptoms will leave you in an endless cycle of pain management.
Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy does not treat pain symptoms. It cures the source of chronic pain. Once the source is cured, the body is able to heal itself. No further treatment is necessary.
Our data shows that more than 95% of our patients experience dramatic permanent improvement, the majority of who are now living a life totally free from chronic pain.
If you have more in depth questions on plantar fasciitis and running, what to ask your doctor to help determine if their therapy is right for you and how Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy is different from other therapies that treat chronic pain, be sure to read other articles on the Curing Chronic Pain website. Professor/Dr. Rothbart works hard to answer your questions and keep you informed on his latest research.
If you have a question you’ve been wanting to ask and haven’t found the answer above or in the articles in this website, you are most welcome to send me your question by going to the contact page.
Assistant to Professor/Dr. Rothbart
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