Updated: Apr 6
A plantar fasciitis injury is one of the most annoying setbacks a runner can suffer. Remember that the plantar fascia runs from your heel bone to your toes, and creates the arches in your feet. When that connective tissue becomes inflamed at the heel, you’ve got plantar fasciitis. It can take a long time to heal and sometimes feels like it gets worse before it gets better. But how do you know if it’s just plain getting worse?
1. The pain does not fade during the day
2. The pain increases over time
3. The pain begins to affect your feet in new places
4. Your knees start to hurt
5. Your hips and lower back start to hurt
Therefore, it is very important to quickly capture and treat plantar fasciitis.
Today we will help provide you with an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis.
Symptoms of plantar fasciitis
The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band that extends from the base of the heel to the humeral head.
It has several branches, any of which may be injured, but by far the most common area of the plantar fascia is the innermost fiber bundle, located at the bottom of the heel.
What is the feeling of plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis can hurt the worst when running, but it fades away as soon as you start warming up.
It may return again at the end of the run and will be more severe in less-supported shoes or barefoot.
After a long day, your arch or heel may also be injured, especially in hard or uncomfortable shoes.
This is how you know you have plantar fasciitis:
1.The whistle-blowing sign involves your "first step pain."
2. Is there a sharp sting on the root of your heel after getting up in the morning?
3. Repetitive stress on heel (running, walking, standing or jumping excessively)
If the answer is yes, unfortunately, you may have diagnosed your problem.
How TCM can help?
Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT):
Shock wave therapy has emerged as a possible treatment option for patients with chronic tendon problems. The procedure uses either pressurized air or electromagnetic pulses to delivers shock waves to the body to help treat of a variety of chronic disorders including:
Shockwave therapy has emerged as a possible treatment option for patients with chronic tendon problems. The procedure uses either pressurized air or electromagnetic pulses to delivers shock waves to the body to help treat of a variety of chronic disorders including:
Consultation: The physician will check your pulse, look at your tongue, identify signs and symptoms and give a diagnosis with TCM principles.
Acupuncture: Studies that were done found that acupuncture stimulates our body’s natural painkillers and relieve pain. It aids in the release of blocked channels (improving Qi and Blood stagnation).
Medication: It will be given based on the diagnosis of the physician to improve your foot and overall condition.
The Effective Example: Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT)
Mr. Gerrard Lin
Mr. Gerrard Lin is one of the runners, he considering that he still running, the way he can find a good treatment protocol for plantar pains is our TCM Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT).
When Mr.Gerard Lin going for this treatments, he said that our doctor shared that she went for treatment for her wrist before and still preferred TCM. The doctor also did not like the sound and it’s so scary. And it’s not comfortable.
He said the comfort is not what we are after. A percussive massager machine or a pair of good hands might achieve the same effect but sound waves can’t be generated. The research seems to point towards sound waves accelerating the regeneration process
The fascia thickness is also reduced. Fascia thickening and shortening is one of cause for pain and also did he calves to relax it.