Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

I might have this injury. I need to take it slow on using the treadmill.

Plantar fasciitis means inflammation of your plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue (like a ligament) that stretches from your heel to your middle foot bones. It supports the arch of your foot and also acts as a shock-absorber in your foot.

I have experienced some intense pain around the area surrounding my heel for quite some time. It is worse during mornings. I also notice that it acts up when I walk too long, for example, walking around restaurants easton pa, in my regular shoes *flats*.

You are more likely to injure your plantar fascia in certain situations. For example:

  • If you are on your feet for a lot of the time, or if you do lots of walking, running, standing, etc, when you are not used to it. (The condition is sometimes called ‘policeman’s heel’, as policemen ‘walking the beat’ were said to be commonly affected.) Also, people with a sedentary lifestyle are more prone to plantar fasciitis.
  • If you have recently started exercising on a different surface – for example, running on the road instead of a track.
  • If you have been wearing shoes with poor cushioning or poor arch support.
  • If you are overweight – this will put extra strain on your heel.
  • If there is overuse or sudden stretching of your sole. For example: athletes who increase running intensity or distance; poor technique starting ‘off the blocks’, etc.
  • If you have a tight Achilles tendon (the big tendon at the bottom of your calf muscles above your heel). This can affect your ability to flex your ankle and make you more likely to damage your plantar fascia.
  • How is it treated?
    No single treatment works best for everyone with plantar fasciitis. But there are many things you can try to help your foot get better:

    Give your feet a rest. Cut back on activities that make your foot hurt. Try not to walk or run on hard surfaces.
    To reduce pain and swelling, try putting ice on your heel. Or take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin), naproxen (such as Aleve), or aspirin.
    Do toe stretches , calf stretches and towel stretches several times a day, especially when you first get up in the morning.
    Get a new pair of shoes. Pick shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole. Or try heel cups or shoe inserts (orthotics ). Use them in both shoes, even if only one foot hurts.

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    3. Helps with weight loss. Drinking at least 16 ounces of chilled water can boost your metabolism by 24% in the morning.
    4. Increases the production of new blood and muscle cells.
    5. Drinking water on an empty stomach purifies the colon making it easier to absorb nutrients.

    Portion Control

    Source: via Amy on Pinterest

    Did you know that even if you eat healthy foods if you do not practice portion control, you can still end up gaining weight? It’s very simple, like computer security made easy!

    I found an illustration at Pinterest that can guide us on how to take portions on kinds of food we usually eat. I will be practicing this immediately!

    How Vegetables Fill You Up

    This is the reason why you should eat more vegetables and try not to fill yourself up with empty calories – oily foods, soda, junk food and those foods that is so delicious to eat but make your hungrier after you eat them!

    As you can see with the illustration, 400 calories vary depending on what type of food you take. This is very important when you are trying to lose weight. 400 calories of the good kind of food will not only help you feel full longer, it will be easier to burn the calories off too. 400 calories of chicken for example will make you hungry only a few hours after you eat it. Not to mention the oil, fat and bad kind of carbs you can get from the frying.

    Just a friendly reminder now that it is the holidays!

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    Here is a scary fact:
    Did you know that aluminum and parabens are correlated to the onset of breast cancer and alzheimer’s disease?

    Aluminum has been correlated with cancerous cell development in the underarm/breast area as well as contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. People are becoming more and more aware of the hazards of aluminum in everyday items including, one of the most potent, their deodorant. Deodorant is used everyday and the absorption of high levels of aluminum into the skin, 15-25% in current deodorant/antiperspirants, can be extremely hazardous to the body.

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    Conzace: Helping You Achieve Heavy Duty Immunity

    I have been sick more often in this year alone than all the other times I have been sick for the past five years. Every month, for at least a week, I will always somehow catch a bug and it will keep me down, even if I double my dose of Vitamin C. I have asked my doctor what else I can take to increase my immunity because as mother of two kids who works at home, I cannot afford to get sick. My doctor told me it’s time for me to consider taking vitamin supplements.

    White Blood Cells is the Key to Immunity

    I really don’t take vitamins. I am quite on the heavy side and I have always presumed that I don’t need them. My doctor explained to me that taking Vitamin C would not be enough as it only develops or matures white blood cells. If the white blood cells, our body’s number one line of defense against sickness, are low, Vitamin C would not help that much. You usually get low white blood cell counts when you fighting an infection or are stressed. Similar to a battlefield, your white blood cells go to “war” against infection or bacteria, thus if your body is not that strong to begin with, your white blood cells will eventually “lose” the battle and many of them will “die”.

    The secret to strong immunity is in our white blood cells

    Did you know that our bodies can only absorb up to 200mg of Vitamin C per day? Any excess will get flushed together with out urine. For us to be fully equipped to fight viral infections and sickness, we need to make sure we have stronger white blood cells. White blood cells is the secret to heavy duty immunity.

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    Since we now have traced the key to boost our immunity, we need a vitamin that makes our white blood cells stronger. Conzace can help. It has a formula that makes sure your white blood cells gets stronger.
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    I have been taking Conzace for two months now. I noticed I sleep better at night, are more alert during the day and most importantly, even if I catch a cold, it doesn’t last or get worse. As someone who has allergic rhinitis and sinusitis, the changing weather conditions always keep me down but when I tried Conzace, my condition has become more manageable.

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    Neuromuscular Dentistry for resolution of temporomandibular joint disorder

    Dental services provide the client the means to maintain good oral health through maintenance and preventive care, provide accurate diagnosis of conditions as manifested by current signs and symptoms, and implement dental procedures for the resolutions of problems related to the gums and teeth.

    What is Neuromuscular dentistry?

    A sub specialty called Neuromuscular dentistry deals with the practice of maintaining good condition of the jaw, gums, teeth and all the soft and hard tissues that are found in the orofacial area. This includes the muscles, nerves, the jaw bone and its articulations (joints). One of the most common conditions encountered by neuromuscular dentists is misalignment of the jaw at its joints with the skull, called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD or TMJ). This condition may lead to pain in the neck and jaw, severe headache, ear ringing and tinnitus and even insomnia.

    Temporomandibular joint disorder

    Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) manifests often as chronic jaw pain. When jaw pain persists despite medications and other interventions designed to eliminate pain, the problem may originate from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) already. Pain relief would not be able to alleviate the symptoms, since TMD is primarily mechanical in nature. A neuromuscular dental practitioner with adequate experience in TMD will be able to assess, diagnose, and treat the symptoms more effectively.

    Only a proper re-alignment of the jaw position, combined with adequate conditioning of the muscles of mastication (chewing) that are attached to the jaw and facial and skull bones, assure complete resolution of TMJ disorders. A TMJ practitioner routinely provides relief to clients and makes the simple activities of daily life such as speech and eating, more manageable and less painful. With the jaw positioned optimally, every jaw movement is once gain again painless.

    State of the Art Equipment  for Neuromuscular Conditions

    Treatment of neuromuscular conditions that affect the jaw and mouth often requires appliances. For example, in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders, a TENS machine is prescribed by the specialist. TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, which is designed to relieve pain and muscle spasm. A TENS unit releases pulses of low frequency energy that relaxes muscles with its massaging effect, stimulates endorphins in the nervous system to relieve pain, and facilitates increased  blood flow, which clears the body of metabolites and other waste products.

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    Supportive Activities to Promote Neuromuscular Dental Health

    Certain activities must be done as part of the daily routine of the patient.  Some of these are:

    • Maintain good standing and sitting posture all throughout the day, focusing on the alignment of the neck with respect to the body.
    • Avoid eating foods that are difficult to chew.
    • Avoid using the telephone with the crook of the neck.
    • Support the jaw when yawning; limit jaw movement whenever possible.

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    Why is Diet Soda Bad For You!

    Get this: Diet soda is as dangerous as Davidoff cigars.

    Study upon study has already proven the negative health effects of diet soda, including the ironic fact that these artificially sweetened drinks can actually lead to weight gain, not weight loss. Other ill health effects have also been linked to diet soda, especially the kind sweetened with the chemical aspartame.

    Now, new research adds why is diet soda bad for you: Diet soda drinkers have a dramatically higher risk of a heart attack and stroke.

    The website Healthier Talk reports on the study:

    Researchers tracked 2,564 New York City seniors for a decade and found that 31 percent of those who drank diet soda every day suffered a heart attack or stroke versus 22 percent of those drank little to no diet soda.

    That’s an increase in risk of 49% according to the data published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.