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.