I was hesitant to purchase the dorsal night splint since I thought that it would be awkward to sleep with, but with a limited budget I decided to purchase the splint and the freeze wrap for treating plantar fascitis. Within less than 2 weeks I noticed that I could walk without pain when I got up in the morning! This was amazing, since it usually took several minutes of severe limping before I could walk normally in the past. I just did a trip with my husband where we walked on hiking trails for up to 5 miles each day and my foot did just fine. I was amazed that I could do all this with only 2 weeks of treatment!

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Sandy Kubillus


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I'm regularly using both Leg and Plantar Inferno Wraps now and I'm already seeing extreme/good results. Basically I'm doing lots of running now and enjoy competing 5k's & 10k's. Hopefully full marathon soon and to achieve better results I need to train hard; consequences [of this] are typical running injuries. Obviously I'm treating my Plantar Fascia [with the Plantar Inferno Wrap], and using the Leg Inferno Wrap I'm treating my calf and hamstring. Both Inferno Wraps I should say are user friendly / easy to use except you need to be near electrical outlet to operate this gadget. I should say this equipment is a big help to the runners world.

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Romeo Aggabao


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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.

 

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I am a 57 year old flat footed female, who has suffered off and on for at least 25 years with a painful plantar/heel. Love the Freezie and the Inferno wraps... Impressed with the quality materials, and the well thought out construction. I've been using Dr. Scholl's cushions in my shoes, but they only help a little bit. Many thanks.

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Leslie Waldrop


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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'm a believer in your products. My wife had plantar fasciitis a few years ago. I did some research and came across your website. What impressed me the most and encouraged me to purchase was the response I read from your founder to a naysayer whom had never even tried your wraps. This guy was bashing your products when all others were praising them. Your owner invited him to Canada with airfare included to tour the headquarters! Anyway, I figured it was the real deal and so did he after that! My wife's brother is a chiropractor she literally healed her foot with the use of your inferno wrap and another treatment in a couple of weeks! I personally have Golfers elbow in both arms. I've been using the Inferno wrap for about 5 days so far. I haven't used the Freezie wrap yet as I really haven't much pain and no swelling. I definitely feel that it's working already. I'm confident that within a couple of weeks or more I'll be good as new! Thanks again for being part of such a wonderful company that stands behind its product! Sincerely, Jim Rossi

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Jim Rossi


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I received the freezer wrap on Friday and used it Saturday evening after walking on my treadmill. The combination of exercise and the wrap after the session worked wonders. I woke up this morning and did not have the pain in my left heel that I have been experiencing for about 6 months. I also use the Inferno wrap - it works well. I use the Inferno in the evening - it is very comforting. I believe the combination of regular exercise, the heat and the cold may cure the plantar fasciitis. I had this condition several years ago that resolved in about 6 weeks. However, this time it has lasted months, perhaps because I was not exercising regularly. This is the first morning I have not had any pain. As a Nurse Practitioner, I wholeheartedly endorse the heat and freezer wraps for plantar fasciitis and possible for other types of foot pain. Thanks so much for these wonderful products.

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Connie Davis


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