I had a very painful torn plantar fascia where it inserts into the heal. Basically I twisted my foot coming down the steps and then had to downsize from a larger house to a smaller house. I was on my feet everyday after work for a month to move which made the tear worse. Then I got misdiagnosed by my doctor who ordered no testing.. I was in agony until I found the mend me shop website. I ordered the plantar inferno wrap and have used it religiously every morning and evening and noticed a gradual improvement immediately. It also feels nice and toasty on my foot. I did finally go to the podiatrist and was in a CAM Boot for 10 weeks, along with my inferno wrap use. I know that the inferno wrap works because I felt no improvement until I started using it. I highly recommend this product for anyone suffering from plantar fascia pain or injury. I would say I am about 80% healed and continue to use this great product--and my physical therapist approves and has encouraged me to continue to use the product.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Mary Wood


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Thank you. I am still using the (Plantar) inferno wrap and feel it has helped by feet. Thanks for caring.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Carol Rooker


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More Plantar Facts:


The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot in carrying the weight of the body.


Approximately 90% of women and 40% of men with plantar fasciitis are overweight.


It frequently affects athletes, people who are on their feet all day and those over 40 years of age.


Among professional athletes, plantar fasciitis is one of the 5 most common foot and ankle injuries.


If left untreated the condition could become chronic and can lead to a host of other issues.


Most sufferers are able to overcome the pain with non-invasive therapy.


Night splints prevent contraction and stretch your plantar fascia while you sleep to help with pain.


Treatment includes avoiding the activity, icing the inflammation, gently stretching and warming the area.


Ultrasound can speed plantar fasciitis recovery significantly.

 

Dear Paul, I wanted to e-mail you and let you know how things are going. In your last e-mail to me you made a very profound statement that I had never heard before. I have been to several doctors over the past 10 years and not any one of them ever told me that snapping hip syndrome was a manifestation of short leg syndrome. I truly think that many of my problems are layers that have had to have been slowly peeled away to find out what the problem is that is causing each and every one of them. I thought about the statement that you made and I applied it. Several years back I had a chiropractor tell me that I had short leg syndrome and that I had fallen arches in my right foot and leg. He ordered me an orthotic and a lift to make up the difference. My foot hurt all the time and my right hip hurt all the time and so I stoppd wearing them. A few years later I discovered that I had a bad right ovary. Once I had a doctor that agreed that it was bad and removed it and all that pain went away I was left with my right foot hurting. I found arch supports that made that better but then I had the bursitus and snapping hip syndrome symptoms. No Doctor knew what to do for me and basically tried to give me pain medication to cover it up. I don't want to cover anything up. I want to find the root of the problem and treat it. So, I got to thinking about your statement. (I know it seems like I am going around this same tree, but I will get there) My thought was that because of the pain I was suffering from my ovary, maybe with that all gone I should try the lifts again and see what happens. I am telling you...that one little statement you made took care of my bursitis and my snapping hip syndrome. I am no longer suffering from any of that. I am sleeping well at night. Thank you for your statement. You just don't know how much that has meant to me. You don't know me, you have never met me but you literally saved the quality of my life. It took me a few days after I read your e-mail to put two and two together so to speak but it was worth trying again. Thank you so much.

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Vickie Wilkins


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The cool wrap (Plantar Freezie) and the heat wrap (Plantar Inferno) is working. I am much better and thanks so much.

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Gaylon Parnell


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Get on Track: Beating Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis Anatomy and Information

Plantar Fasciitis (pronounced "PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus") is an inflammation of the Plantar Fascia, the tissue along the bottom of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes, and supports your arch. This condition affects over 2 million Americans and is typically characterized by intense stabbing pain in the heel - particularly first thing in the morning or after a period of activity. In many cases the pain decreases as the fascia warms up during the day but some poor sufferers (typically those with a chronic condition) are plagued all day with the pain.

What happens to the fascia?

Think of your plantar fascia as your body's shock absorber. Throughout the day the fascia supports the arch of the foot in carrying the weight of the body. Sometimes, when the impact is too great, tiny tears will appear in the fascia. If the impact level continues unchanged, in time these tears will become inflamed.

What causes it?

  • Over time the strain to the ligament from having flat feet or high arches
  • Your foot rolls inward (excessive pronation) or outward (supination) putting added stress on the fascia
  • Walking or standing for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces
  • Tight Achilles tendon or calf muscles pull and add the extra stress to the foot and it may be difficult to point you foot and toes upward
  • Sudden increase in activity (such as taking a new step class)
  • Running, sports that involved repetitive impact to the foot
  • Obesity
  • Wearing shoes that have the wrong fit or are worn out
Taking care of your feet is very important - to prevent plantar fasciitis
So what can be done?

Most people are able to overcome the condition with simple non-invasive therapy and get back to their work or favorite activities. Left untreated however, there is a risk that the plantar fasciitis will become chronic which can possibly lead to a host of other issues. Over compensation to the opposite side of your body can effect the knees, hips, and back as you change your how you walk to adjust for the pain or discomfort.

The good news is there are many steps you can take right in your own home to speed your recovery time and prevent this condition from returning all you need is the right information, the right tools, and the right attitude.

What do I do first?

Treatment doesn't have to invasive or painful. Most treatment plans focus on temporarily avoiding the activity causing the inflammation, stretching and warming the affected area, bringing down the inflammation, and healing the tears.

More than 90% of people with plantar fasciitis will improve within 10 months of starting a nonsurgical simple treatment methods. (source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
AidMyPlantar has the tools you need to specifically treat plantar fasciitis pain:

  • A Plantar Freezie Wrap® (cold compression eases swelling, inflammation, and give you short term pain relief) shop
  • A Plantar Inferno Wrap® (Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy Inferno Wrap® aids healing the tiny tears, relaxes tight tissue, it soothes pain and whisks away toxins) shop
  • A MendMeShop® Ultrasound Device (ultrasound therapy breaks down scar tissue to prevent re-injury of the plantar) shop

Dealing with plantar fasciitis can be like
working on a huge puzzle.

Not everything works for everyone. There are many resources on the Internet but what WORKS for YOU? This can be a bit of a challenge in finding that correct pieces.

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How do I stop it from coming back?

Treatment is only the first step. The next step is to find out why it happened in the first place. Are you wearing worn out shoes? Are your shoes to tight and fit correctly? Is your foot rolling inward or outward (check the soles of your shoes, they will have a wear pattern if they are)? How are you feeling after that new exercise program? To prevent a recurrence of plantar fasciitis these factors need to be addressed:

Drop the weight

healthy weight range is important in combating plantar fasciitis

The Mayo clinic states that if your Body Mass Index (BMI); that is, the ratio between your height and age, is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight - above that is considered obese. Maintaining a healthy weight range is important to reduce the load on your arches. This will go a long way in combating plantar fasciitis as well as a host of other medical and emotional problems. Your waist measurement and medical history are also important factors: it's worth speaking to your doctor about if you fall within this category. To measure your BMI, click here.

If you find that your BMI is above the healthy range, know that there are simple steps you can take to get you to that healthy range. Although there have been countless books, pills, and diets dedicated to finding the magic pill to weight loss, there really is no such secret. The basic principle of weight loss is simple; energy in must be slightly less than energy out. That is, don't consume more than you expend. This is the key - you need to watch what you eat and get moving; if you commit to both of these goals you will see the results of a steady and safe weight loss. For more info on how to get started, click here.

Fix your gait and your shoes

The simple structure and workings of your foot can be responsible for a lot foot conditions including plantar fasciitis and heel spurs; if left uncorrected it may lead to other conditions including shin splints, runner's knee, jumper's knee, ilio-tibial band syndrome, sacroiliac joint dysfunctions, and chronic low back pain.

How your gait can affect your plantar fascia

Pronation (the inward rotation of your foot) can put pressure on your arch and aggravate the fascia. Having a high arch, being flat-footed, or having an abnormal gait (how your foot strikes the ground) can changes how the body carries itself (weight distribution) putting extra pressure on the fascia as it works to absorb the impact.

How do you know if you have faulty foot mechanics? Look at your shoes. Is one side of the heel more worn than the other? This is a good indication of either pronation or over-pronation (rolling out) and both lead to complications. Your best course of action is to have your gait checked by a professional. This can be done by a podiatrist, orthopaedist, or physical therapist. These days many specialty footwear stores have equipment and experts in house as well but be sure to check their credentials first.

Now you know what you are doing wrong but to make a lasting difference you also need to consider your footwear. All the efforts in the world to fix your gait won't amount to much if you still insist on walking around the mall for 4 hours in your 3 inch heals or taking a hike in your sandals. Plantar Fasciitis is often called flip-flop disease and for good reason. If you are overweight or if you intend to spend a long time on your feet while carrying extra weight or are planning a long walk or run. It is absolutely critical to the health of your feet that you wear supportive shoes. This means shoes with some arch support, a slightly raised but stable heel, and cushioning for shock absorption. Wear hiking boots for hiking, running shoes for running and walking, and save the flip flops for the beach and the heels for the dance floor. And when recommended, use orthothics to correct your stride.

Activity: too much/too little

Finally, the third most important aspect to consider in preventing Plantar Fasciitis is how much you are asking of your feet.

Success

The old adage, "move it or lose it" is true to a certain point for all soft tissue. Your soft tissues are intended to be used, to be stretched, or called upon for support and strength. Of course, moving your body is a critical factor in maintaining or reducing your weight but it goes further, you need to keep all the parts of your body moving regularly in order to ensure their proper function. Immobilization and inactivity is known to cause atrophy and early fatigue in muscle tissue and can lessen the levels of collagen and water in connective tissue making it less elastic, more brittle, and weaker. For good foot health, wear sensible shoes and get those feet moving.

Of course there is another adage we need to consider - "You can have too much of a good thing". It is not uncommon to see physical therapists' and podiatrists' waiting rooms filled with high-performance runners and weekend warriors. Many of us have been taught to push through the pain to achieve our goals - and this is evidenced at extreme endurance events over and over. However, if you want to be in it for the long run you have to learn to listen to your body's signals. Foot pain means there is something wrong - something that needs to be fixed. Left untreated, you will more than likely develop a chronic condition that will very likely lead to further complications. Don't jump in head first to your exercise program, go feet first and be smart: get advice, start slowly and listen to your body.

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful and debilitating condition that can stop you in your tracks. But have hope, with Plantar Fasciitis treatments from MendMeShop®, and a few steps in the right direction you can successfully treat the pain and stop it from coming back. You have the right tools and the right information, now it's up to you to take action and get back on your feet again!


 
 
 

Plantar Fasciitis Facts:

Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the ligament that runs along the arch of the foot.


This condition affects over 2 million Americans.


Sufferers experience an intense stabbing pain in the heel.


Heel spurs can be caused by plantar fasciitis.


50% of people with plantar fasciitis have heel spurs.


The pain is most severe in the morning after the tissue has contracted during sleep.

 

I really like the Inferno Wrap! It feels real nice on my plantar fascia and Heel Spurs.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Joan Marsh


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Dear Mendmeshop, My husband and I are thrilled with the results he's getting from using the Plantar Inferno wrap. He has suffered from an unusually large bone spur in his foot for the last 13 years, which understandably has severely limited his ability to walk comfortably. He was told by several podiatrists that shoe inserts or surgery were his only option. The shoe fittings helped minimally at best and he was pondering foot surgery until he recently tried your foot wrap. Even after the first treatment he noticed his foot felt better. He has been using it daily now for over a week and he can't believe how wonderful his foot feels. Thank you for making a product that is really helping him.

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Diana Scoccia


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