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Plantar Fasciatis

If you have ever had severe sharp/burning pain in the sole of your foot when you first get out of bed in the morning or on standing after sitting for a prolonged time then most likely you have plantar fasciatis. This condition usually results from weakness in the foot arch which results in over stretching of the plantar fascia which runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. Why patients experience pain on first standing is the fascia is over stretched causing micro tears. Usually the pain subsides once the person is up and walking for a while.

Sue who is in her mid 50’s had been suffering from plantar fasciatis in both feet for 9 months. She had tried the typical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication from the podiatrist, arch support, icing and rest but saw no relief.

Over a three week period I treated her with frequency specific microcurrent, osteopathic manipulation, and a daily, self administered B12/Traumeel (a homeopathic medication). By the third week her symptoms were 95% alleviated and have not returned for 2 years.

Terry Pfau DO, HMD

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