Stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot around the heel area can stop you dead in your tracks! The pain is usually the worst after waking and taking your first few steps and after exercise.
In this video, Dr. Keith Lavender, DC, has isolated specific muscles for proper function during the initial exam, and has used the AMIT technique to re-activate or “turn on” the non-functioning or aberrant muscle. When muscles have been re-activated, pain, weakness, and imbalances are typically eliminated.
Plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot and connects from the back of your foot to the front. It is a thick weblike ligament and is one of the most common orthopedic problems. When there is strain or too much pressure, the fascia can become inflamed or there can be micro tears in the ligaments where it attaches to the heel bone. This can cause stiffness and severe pain on the sole of the foot. The brain and central nervous system will act like a circuit breaker and “shut down” muscles or muscle group to protect the area from further injury.
Once this protective response occurs, the injured muscles or muscles will stay inhibited and other tissues attempt to take on the added load. This adaptation may cause muscle and joint pain. Examples of these underlying conditions are commonly diagnosed as tendonitis, bursitis, myofasciitis, or plantar fasciitis.
To learn more, call 480-325-6977 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Lavender, a Certified Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT) Practitioner and Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic upper cervical specialist. Find out if the problems you have been experiencing may be caused from muscles not functioning properly. Get to the root cause of your pain, extend your athletic careers, reduce pain and optimize your performance.