I’ve been suffering, and when I say suffering, I’m not being a drama queen, from plantar fasciitis for more than six months. Plantar fasciitis is not a flesh eating wart, although that’s what it sounds like. It is a strain of the plantar fascia, which is a ligament that connects your heel to your toe bones. There are many different causes, in my case, it was repeated injuries to my left ankle. Yes, I am a KLUTZ. When I tell someone that I am falling for them, I mean literally, falling. I don’t always fall, I’m also the thing that goes bump in the night. Oops should be my middle name. Finally, after all of these years, the multiple injuries have caught up to me and like many people, I have a full blown case of this painful foot problem. It’s almost like a secret club. At least four of my friends have it – and probably more.
I’ve done everything from physiotherapy to accupuncture to going to a chiropractor. To date, my best results have been with the chiropractor. He uses deep tissue massage and high intensity ultrasound to alleviate the symptoms. I had one pain free month and now it’s back full force. I’m going to keep going, but wanted to look into Dr. Oz’s recommendations. The first video that I found, was mainly about footwear, more specifically flip flops. I always knew they were bad for your feet, and I never found them comfortable, so I only wear them once every few years on beach holidays. If you are a flip flop lover, take a look at this video for suggestions on how you can wear your beloved shoe but not hurt your feet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxV2MbPWUYU.
I couldn’t find a lot of specific recommendations from Dr. Oz, but I will continue on my hunt for information from him and report back!