Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
Foot pain, also referred to as plantar fasciitis, is a common health problem, which typically affects people that put too much stress on their feet. These people include overweight people, runners, or athletes.
Those suffering from this health problem describe this pain like a stabbing and severe pain, which often starts in the morning. In addition, this type of pain occurs when the tissue that connects your heel to your toes, also known as the plantar fascia, becomes inflamed.
In case you experience any similar foot pain, consult your physician since this type of pain is treatable.
In the video below, a chiropractor, operational or physical therapist, or athletic trainer, Dr. Donald DeFabio, explains how he diagnoses plantar fasciitis and the way he treats this condition in his patients. Plus, he also explains how to treat this condition by using some incredible chiropractic techniques.
According to Dr. DeFabio, a proper diagnosis plays a key role in the treatment of any condition. Furthermore, he helps decrease foot inflammation as well as helps provide the patient some relief by using an interdisciplinary approach. He actually uses an intracell stick in the treatment of this common condition. It is a tool that you can safely use at home.
In case this technique doesn’t provide relief, Dr. DeFabio uses the Graston procedure. Additionally, it is a kind of manual therapy called soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. In The Graston procedure, occupational therapists, osteopathic physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, and some licensed athletic trainers and massage therapists use instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently.
Moreover, in this procedure, Dr. DeFabio breaks down scar tissue as well as provides elasticity in the foot by using a stainless instrument. This procedure helps drive blood into the foot and promote healing. Also, it helps keep the feet from curling in the wrong way.
That’s not all, this procedure is also used to improve flexibility in the calves.
What’s more, he also uses 2 types of tape to wrap the foot. This actually takes the pressure off the plantar fasciitis.
Note: Consult your physician prior to using this technique.