Did you know that there are over 75000 nerve endings in your foot that connect to other parts of the body?
No wonder so many people suffer a variety of issues with their feet! As a Reflexologist I treat patients with a lot of physical issues, one of the most common being Plantar Fasciitis (1).
Recently a gentleman, Ronald aged 84, came to me with great discomfort and a “10/10” pain in the heel, with a simultaneous “surging pain” to the side of his foot when applying any pressure; resulting in having difficulty walking any distance in comfort. After our initial consultation we decided to treat for Plantar Fasciitis and agreed on a treatment plan going forward.
The treatment plan would include three intense 1 hour hands-on sessions over a six week period, a review of any lifestyle or footwear changes since the pain started, postural analysis VRT (2), foot movement exercises and other homecare advice, with the latter being as essential as the treatment itself.
During Ronald’s visits to Creative Chiropractic, and following our treatment plan, he saw noticeable improvements in his pain level, gradually moving down the scale from the original 10. At the end of the 6-week plan, we had him back in his original footwear, rolling a massage ball to loosen and manage any tension in the heel (this was done whilst he watched TV), and we worked on his balance and posture with the help of VRT. Ronald can now walk 2 miles, something he enjoyed doing prior to the Plantar Fasciitis. The pain is now a zero and the plan going forward is for regular ongoing (monthly) sessions, just to make sure it doesn’t return.
Remember, Reflexology can help in so many ways, for example, why not manage your stress with the help of reflexology?
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(1) Plantar Fasciitis is pain on the bottom of one or both heels, caused by irritation to the plantar fascia, which are the dense tissue bands that connect the heels to the toes.
(2) Vertical Reflexology Techniques (VRT) are a unique method of weight-bearing reflexology which is briefly applied to the dorsal feet and hands. It was developed by Lynne Booth over a period of 20 years and her accredited classes have been taught to over 8000 reflexologists internationally