Plantar Fascia: The Foot Pain That's In Your Heel And In Your Head
Plantar fasciitis is commonly diagnosed foot pain that continues to baffle medical science, since there is no solid cause or natural treatment -- until now.
Approximately 10% of the population will suffer from plantar fasciitis in their lifetime, which means plantar fasciitis is quite common.The plantar fascia runs beneath your foot and is the flat band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes supporting the arch of your foot. This part of the foot is often prone to tenderness and pain, making natural plantar fascia treatment quite popular. What surprises most people about the condition is that while the pain is located in the foot, the origin of the condition is largely neurological.
As any soldier would tell you, the most important body part to take special care of is the feet. This is because, if the feet aren’t kept warm, protected and cared for, there is no mobility and thus, a soldier whose feet aren’t cared for, can be left behind and made vulnerable. In the same way, when there’s foot pain, life as you know it stops – you can’t walk, climb stairs, run, exercise or stand for any length of time. Your shoes hurt and you find yourself vulnerable, relying on other people or means to get around.
Not surprisingly, the feet are the most taken for granted, until there’s foot pain. More subtle types of foot pain – pain that runs through the heel and worsens after rest, or when you hit the floor first thing in the morning – is characteristic of plantar fasciitis. If you happen to be athletic or active, it’s easy to attribute plantar fasciitis to your training or workout, but there’s another not so obvious cause, and it’s all in your head.
Plantar Fascia Is Not An “itis”.
Plantar fascia is not a condition of inflammation or injury. This is why the name of the condition was changed from plantar fasciitis to plantar fascia. In fact, there is no known cause or cure for plantar fascia. Sure, there are many theories about what causes the pain that runs through your foot, but despite all the research, science has come up short as to exactly why plantar fascia occurs. This may be likely why a visit with your doctor may end with a steroid injection, which translates to “We don’t know how to cure this.”
Plantar fascia Linked To Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)
If you’ve ever had mononucleosis or glandular fever, you have the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). This is important to know because EBV is now being linked to plantar fascia. If you are being told by your practitioner that you “had” EBV, but no longer have EBV, you have been misinformed. You will still have EBV because EBV doesn’t leave the body. What is more, even if you never had mononucleosis, but had frequent sore throats as a child or teen, it's still very possible that you contracted EBV. Either way, EBV leads to many neurological symptoms and plantar fascia is one of them, according to EBV expert Anthony William, New York Times Best Selling Author Of Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal.
EBV Linked To Central Nervous System Issues
EBV is a growing epidemic that’s really getting on everyone’s nerves -- literally. Studies have shown EBV, the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis or glandular fever, also causes various central nervous system issues.
While the far-reaching effects of this inconspicuous virus are still being studied, EBV expert Anthony William asserts that the main goal of EBV is to commandeer the central nervous symptom. EBV does this unrelentingly over time, feeding off the foods you enjoy as well as the accumulated heavy metals in your body. This is why neurological symptoms such as vertigo, ringing in the ears, mystery stomach pains, plantar fascia and more appear.
Plantar Fascia linked to Neuropathy
A study done in 2007, and published in the journal Clinical Neurophysiology – and perhaps the only study done linking foot pain with neuralgia, confirmed the link between medial calcaneal neuropathy in patients with plantar fasciitis. The Medial Calcaneal Nerve is a branch of the Posterior Tibial nerve, which supplies the skin of the heel and medial side of the sole of the foot.
Twenty-six patients with clinical and ultrasound diagnosis of plantar fasciitis participated in the study. An antidromic nerve impulse method for sensory of Medial Calcaneal Neuropathy was performed in each patient and in 30 controls. The conduction latency, sensory nerve conduction velocity and amplitude of the sensory nerve action potential were measured. The correlation of the sensory nerve action potential of neuropathy with both body weight and body mass index was studied.
Of most significance, study results confirmed that Medial Calcaneal Neuropathy is, in fact, associated with Plantar Faciitis.
Plantar Fascia Treatment That Works
Effective plantar fascia treatment includes eating more anti-inflammatory and nervous system supporting foods that are high in natural sugar and mineral salts, as it is these foods that are what the nervous system needs to function optimally. By increasing the amount of fresh fruit eaten daily, you are fully supporting your nervous system and helping it heal. This especially works well for those with neuropathy.
Foods That End Plantar Fasciitis Naturally
Foods such as spinach, celery, and lettuce of every kind are helpful in supporting nervous system function. Herbal natural treatments such as ginger, turmeric and lemon balm, work exceptionally well to calm the nervous system and relieve plantar fascia pain together with cat’s claw and red clover. These wild foods and herbs are available in teas and tinctures and work effectively together to relieve plantar fasciitis naturally. Only non-alcoholic tinctures should be used.
It is worth saying that plantar fascia does ultimately heal on its own, but can reoccur when the nervous system doesn’t get the nourishment it requires. Always work closely with your practitioner, Naturopath or Holistic Nutrition Practitioner to get an Epstein Barr Test and monitor incidences when foot pain or other associated symptoms appear, and to secure an eating plan that is “nervous system friendly, to avoid reoccurrence of plantar fascia and other EBV symptoms.