Pain is a symptom. Symptoms are the feedback that the body generates when it faces problems with its delicate internal balance (homeostasis). Without symptoms like pain, thirst, nausea and fevers, it would be very difficult for us to maintain a healthy body in the same way that it would be hard to drive a car safely with no dashboard display.
Is Concrete The True Cause Of Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a real pain! There aren’t many worse ways to start the day than your first few steps being agonisingly painful. It can become quite scary and frustrating to find that your ability to stand and walk are becoming limited by the pain of plantar fasciitis.
I have personally met countless plantar fasciitis sufferers who despite being less than 60 years old are functioning like they are old and sick because of the way the pain limits their activity. In addition to plantar pain and heel pain some of these people have associated hip and back pain with adds insult to injury.
But what is the cause of plantar fasciitis ? In my view while it is clearly a complex issue CONCRETE is the culprit in the same way that SUGAR is the culprit in resolving tooth decay.
Similarities Between Sugar & Concrete
-Both are unnatural industrialised products.
-Both are inherently stressful and toxic to the body. One because it feeds bacteria .. the other because it is very very hard and unyielding.
-Both are refined and homogenised .. in contrast to nature which is more complex and nuanced.
-Both are relatively recent ‘inventions’.
Both are EVERYWHERE !!
The hardness of concrete not only puts unnatural vibration stress in your bones muscles and joints, it compresses and stresses your plantar fascia thousands of times per day
If you wear reasonably substantial shoes they will cushion you and depending on how inflamed your feet are they could help a great deal. If you are compelled to wear formal shoes about town or you choose to wear something like ballet flats you are seriously setting your self up for chronic plantar fasciitis pain. Due to how hard the ground surfaces are in the city !
The Good News
As is clearly the case with sugar there is much that can be done. If we take the right approach to protecting the body from concrete over time we can significantly limit the toll it takes on our joints.
If you have never been to see us and would like to learn more about what you can do to relieve plantar fasciitis and protect your body from wear and tear call us and mention this post .. I will gladly give you 30 mins of my time for free
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John is one of those rare gentlemen who has continued to play competitive soccer well into his late 50s. He is in really good shape, which you need to be to play football at that age—good shape except for his left leg. His left leg is not in good condition at all. In fact, once you get to know his left leg a bit better, it becomes apparent that it’s miraculous that he’s able to run at all, Let alone the type of running required to play competitive soccer against younger men.