As reported by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, plantar fasciitis affects around 2 million people annually. This condition causes the heel pain that most people experience every morning as they make their first steps.

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

It is a heal pain which occurs when the tissue connecting the heel to the toes (plantar fascia) suffers inflammation. The work of the plantar fascia is to absorb the strains that occur when we use our feet. However, it gets damaged when it is subjected to too much pressure. When damage occurs, the pain results as a natural response of the body to inflammation or injury.

Some of the triggers which may lead to the plantar fascia’s damage include:

  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Rolling or inward twisting of the food
  • When there are tight tendons at the heel’s back
  • Tight calf muscles
  • When you repetitively run, stand or walk for a long time
  • Pregnancy
  • Associated with aging
  • Wearing worn out, undersize, or poorly cushioned shoes
  • High weight gain relative one’s height

Though this condition is extremely painful, you can be treated. Though in some small cases surgery may be recommended, 95% of such issues have been treated using nonsurgical treatments. It is hard to cover the many treatment options which are available.

A Proven Method by Dr. Donald DeFabio


There is a YouTube video released by Dr. Donald DeFabio describing in detail how the diagnosis is done. In the technique he uses an intracell stick – a tool which patients can safely use at home to reduce inflammation and achieve the required pain relief.

In instances where the intracell stick in not effective, Dr. Donald employs the Graston procedure. The method helps in driving blood to the foot of the patience, thus stimulating healing.

Irrespective of the technique that is used, he goes ahead and tapes a patient’s foot. Two distinct takes are used to do the taking. The role of taping is to ensure the plantar fasciitis is eased off some pressure so that it can quickly heal.

For further information, view Dr. DeFabio’s video:

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