Why Do I Get Plantar Fasciitis and What Can I Do About It

On May 29th, 2017, posted in: Fascia, General by 0 Comment

Today we’re covering a common cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis. This surprisingly prevalent tissue problem is a huge barrier from enjoying simple everyday activities. Watch the video below to hear how to identify the problem and alleviate it. Additionally, leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.


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Ankle Sprains are Easy to Fix … watch this

Do you currently have a sprained ankle that keeps you from the activities you love?
Have you sprained your ankle in the past and it’s “never quite been the same?”
Does it annoy you that sprained ankles can limit your activities for weeks or months?
Guess what … it doesn’t have to be that way! Read more

Fascial Changes as sources of Symptoms (Elsewhere in the body)

So now that we have a better idea of how fascial distortions can cause pain in the same area, I’d like to explore an example of how they can lead to pain elsewhere in the body. The patient I am about to describe is actually quite common, though I often see patients like him after unsuccessful visits to multiple practitioners. Why? Because the underlying cause of his pain was not in the area he was experiencing symptoms.

One year prior to meeting ‘Mr Smith,’ an avid runner, he had strained his right lower back lifting a heavy box. The discomfort from that injury faded over the next couple months, and since the symptoms were getting progressively better he decided he would not get checked out by a healthcare practitioner. Read more

Fascial changes as sources of symptoms (in the same area of the body)

My Fascia has a twist, tear, separation, adhesion, or some other sort of distortion from normal … why does that necessarily cause pain? Well, these things Don’t always cause pain. This post is not about the mechanisms of pain generation in the body, so I’ll keep this part brief and simplified, but pain is only experienced if signals from specific types of neurons/nerves are registered by the brain. There are many other details and factors involved in that process, but again, I’m not writing this to describe them. I’m writing to make the point that for a change in the myofascia to cause pain in the same area of the body that it exists, it must directly or indirectly result in these pain signals being sent to the brain.

So how does this happen? There are a number of examples, but for the sake of brevity I’ll just choose one for today … Read more

What is Fascia?

I’m starting my posts with a focus on Fascia because I believe it has so much more to do with musculoskeletal pain and injuries than most give it credit. Over time as I write about a variety of injuries and conditions, a common factor in these discussions will be the role Fascia plays, so it makes sense to give some good information about it up front. Read more