Answering questions and helping people is just in my DNA. In today's podcast, I go over treatments for Plantar Fasciitis. I am demonstrating the office techniques with Carah Nowell.
Dr Matt Chalmers [00:00:04] So I want to go over how we treat Plantar Fasciitis in the office the first thing we're going to do is we're going to take the shoelace and we're going to wrap a band through it. The reason was at the foot to make this loop so that you can basically tie it to your shoe they are going to be tied tightly. We're a hold over here and then all the patience to do is pull the toe back as far as they can and bring it back to forward bring it back as far as they can there's going to do this over and repeatedly.
Dr Matt Chalmers [00:00:37] So if you're at home and you're doing this over and over and over again, you can tie this to a chair, you have to make hold it, you can tie it to a door however you want to do it. But the whole point is that we get the Musculature of the Fisciniariatis to start to work.
Dr Matt Chalmers [00:00:50] Now, the band doesn't have to be very strong because we're not trying to build the muscle we're just trying to activate the muscle so it sends information to the brain about what's going on in the lower extremity.
Dr Matt Chalmers [00:01:01] So the more we move, the more we are activating the Fisciniariatis, the more information goes to the brain and the brain will then see the message back down to the calf and it makes it calm down, reducing the pressure on the Achilles tendon, reducing the pressure on the heel and the Plantar Facia.
Dr Matt Chalmers [00:01:16] So we'll just keep moving, keep moving, keep moving as we do this, three sets of ten, three sets of 15, six, seven times a day, it will really, really loosen up all the function of the ankle and the function of the Plantar Facia.
Dr Matt Chalmers [00:01:29] Now, again, the reason we get this is because we push down with the toe too much acting, the calf muscle too much, the tone is too high here, balls up, pulls up on the Achilles Tendon and Achilles heel and pulls up on the calcaneus just enough to flatten the Plantar Fascia and implants.
Dr Matt Chalmers [00:01:45] So the more we can move this, more we activate, not strengthen, but activate the muscle of the injured to realize the better it will help decrease the tone of the calf. So this is basically what we're going to do you guys can do this at home this is a great at home exercise. I have all of my Haitian students while we're working on Plantar fasciitis and this makes me go a lot faster.
Dr Matt Chalmers [00:02:05] So if you're at home or you're trying to do something that's going to help out your Plantar Fasciitis, this exercise for the answer to the balance is the best way to go so that we can decrease the tone of the calf.
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