How to help heal Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition that affects the sole and arch of the foot.Last month I talked a little about   Plantar Fasciitis and that it can be caused by standing on your feet for too long or by sports like biking or pickleball…

What causes Plantar Fasciitis and foot pain?

I have had a few people coming in lately with foot pain.  Whether it from a strain from activities-cycling, pickleball or other sports or truly from Plantar Fasciitis, foot pain is painful and gets in the way of our feeling comfortable doing daily activities. …

ROTATOR CUFF ISSUES-?WHERE IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO

 I have had several clients in lately with shoulder pain, so I thought I would talk a little about the rotator cuff. The four muscles that we consider rotator cuff muscles have the job of holding the shoulder joint and the scapula in place…

NEUROMUSCULAR TRIGGER POINTS-CAUSES

  I have been taking some online classes on neuromuscular therapy for Trigger Points (knots).  What can cause Trigger Point?  There are a lot of reasons. -Strains, overuse, trauma-Prolonged immobilization (like working in front of a computer for long periods of time)-Cold, damp, drafty conditions…

fibromyalia study results

 As some of you know or remember, I spent a few years doing a study on whether cupping would help those with fibromyalgia feel better.  I ended the study early because of -well ……….COVID.   So, I thought it was time to look at the…

Managing upper back pain

 Upper back pain is common-especially for people who spend long hours in front of a desk or computer screen.  This upper and mid back pain seems to be more common in women than in men, although many men working in front of computers will…

Sciatica or piriformis syndrome?

They both have similar symptoms.  Most commonly patients describe acute tenderness in the back of the glutes, pain down the back of the thigh, calf and foot.  Pain when walking upstairs, increased pain after sitting for prolonged periods of time and reduced range of…

UPPER AND MID BACK PAIN

MANAGING UPPER BACK PAIN      Upper back pain is common-especially for people who spend long hours in front of a desk or computer screen.  This upper and mid back pain seems to be more common in women than in men, although many men…

more about feet

 Did you know that each foot has 26 bones? Our feet contain 25% of the bones in our body.  Each foot also has 33 joints and 14 toe joints, over 100 muscle/tendon units, over 100 ligaments and 2 ankle joints.  That’s a lot for…

foot pain

 I think I shared with you about the tendinitis I have been having and working on to get better.  With my background in Reflexology I understand the pressure points of the foot and can do some of that on myself, although its a lot…