Plantar fasciitis

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  1. Bud

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    I practiced myofascial release 15+release years ago when I was a nationally certified massage therapist. If you've ever seen a raw chicken breast (which most people have), there is that white covering just below the skin). That is fascia. It covers all muscles and organs in the body and keeps them in place within the body cavity.

    Occasionally, the fascia gets stuck to the muscle when it should be sliding freely along the muscle. That is called an adhesion, IIRC. It causes all kinds of problems with the muscles and nerve fibers within the muscle... causing stiffness and pain.

    The whole concept behind MR is unsticking the muscle fascia from the muscle below. It's definitely effective for relief. When fascia releases many describe it as a slight burning sensation.

    Let us know how it works for you.

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    http://globaltherapies.blogspot.com/2011/05/fascia-fascianating-stuff.html

    Here is a pic of a chicken muscle with some fascia still attached:

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  2. TourTenor

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    My comments on recovery from PF are included in prior threads ... But, Bud, man, this looks very serious ... your 'chicken muscles' look very raw. My suggestion would be an overnight soaking in a teriyaki marinade. I know, it sounds excrutiating, but hang in there, it works. Then you add some heat (45 to 55 minutes on the grill is best). After that you will think you died and went to heaven.
    You are very welcome.:wink:
    best,
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  3. Bud

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    I prefer them with a homemade shake n bake type coating... with blackened spice then lightly fried in a skillet ;)
     
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  4. Jim A

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    some good info on this thread, my own 0.02

    1. It's more than just the shoes, orthotics, etc. If you are changing those and getting relief what is happening is that you are raising your heel/shortening the calf to alleviate pressure and nothing else.

    2. It hurts at the Plantar because that's the end, find a good ART provider/massage therapist and work through some solutions

    I have some definite fascia issues and get massage somewhat regularly to stay in one piece. If you continue working on it with stretching, identifying ways you are shortening the calf, etc and strengthening you will heal it and be done. If you roll it around on a golf ball, take advil and buy some orthotics you are managing pain but not treating it..
     
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  5. Shmeefer

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    Bumping this because the Strassburg sock has been a god send for me. It used to take me a full day (2 nights sleep) to get back to being able to play due to PF. With the Strassburg sock I can play consecutive days no problem. Went with it over a more rigid night splint because I figured it would be more comfortable despite being a lot more expensive. Would definitely recommend for those suffering from PF.
     
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  6. MotoboXer

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    Strassburg socks are good, Nike also makes a similar arch support sock that works BUT avoid wearing only socks on hard floors in the house, instead wear slippers or "house only" shoes.
    Keep feet from getting cold to the touch even tho it might feel good.
     
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  7. Alien

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    So when do you come back to play ? No pain at all ? Light pain and you live with it for months playing any other day and icing a lot ?
     
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  8. Shmeefer

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    I'm in the light pain & live with it. Using the sock at night has gotten me to a point where it doesn't really hinder my daily life.
     
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  9. HouTex

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    I used that green plastic device you step on (it stretches the bottom of the foot) and rock back and forth as well as a gel heel insert and I had complete relief in about 2 weeks.

    Wish I could say the same for my tennis elbow.
     
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  10. Alien

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    Hey what green plastic device? I want and buy any single product that promises relief. Thanks.
     
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  11. HouTex

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    Mine is green.
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  12. RogueFLIP

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    ^^^ It's call a Pro-Stretch.
     
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