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PODIATRY DOCTOR DISCUSSES PLANTAR FASCIITIS

PODIATRIST DR. CLIFFORD MAH STATES, "THE TERM PLANTAR FASCIITIS IS ACTUALLY A MISNOMER, AS IT IMPLIES THAT THE PLANTAR FASCIA (A BAND OF TISSUE RUNNING FROM YOUR HEEL TO BONES NEAR THE BALL OF YOUR FOOT) IS INFLAMED.  STUDIES SHOW THERE'S ACTUALLY LITTLE INFLAMMATION PRESENT; RATHER, THE FASCIA THICKENS DRAMATICALLY (USUALLY 6-10 MILLIMETRES COMPARED TO 2-4 MM IN PEOPLE WITHOUT PLANTAR FASCIITIS) AS A RESULT OF BEING TUGGED ON TOO INTENSELY AND FREQUENTLY (THIS IS CALLED TENDONOSES)."

PODIATRIST MAH ALSO STATES, "IN ADDITION TO ORTHOTICS, CALF/HAMSTRING STRETCHING, AND LOWER EXTREMITY STRENGTHENING ARE THE KEYS TO ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSE OF PF.  IF THE MECHANICAL LOADS AREN'T LOWERED ON THE PLANTAR FASCIA, SYMPTOMS WILL PERSIST.  DAILY STRETCHING IS IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY BEFORE AND AFTER ACTIVITIES."

DR. HARDY, OWNER OF TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS AND RETIRED CHIROPRACTOR TREATED MANY 100'S OF CASES OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS WITH GREAT SUCCESS.  IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE OR FOOT CARE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.  REMEMBER, WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY!

 

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