How to address Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis heel pain is only the symptom of what's wrong. That's why focusing treatment on fasciitis or heel pain misses what's needed for positive results...

For fasciitis heel pain relief and remedy, the injured plantar fascia ligament must be fully backed and supported - load on the ligament consistently alleviated until full recovery, much the same as with a bone fracture...

Just as a bone fracture, plantar fascia ligament must be completely supported and unloaded to heal.
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament, a symptom indicating ligament injury, causing heel pain

Like the string of a bow, Plantar Fascia Ligament tension supports the arch; it does NOT stretch. This function must be replicated through all phases of step or gait to support the ligament and arch...

Footstep renders Arch Supports, Inserts or Orthotics ineffective for plantar fasciitis (more on this below)...

Arch and Ligament support at all phases of gait: The FootMedic FasciaBand is a virtual external plantar fascia - very high, multi-rated tensile strength, stretch-less, conforming like a second skin.


To function , Arch Supports, Insole-Inserts or Orthotics must stay grounded - a step means they stop working. They must also be quite firm, firm enough to push up for adequate support (and it's very uncomfortable!) - even so, support is only for about one-third of the step cycle, in the less stressful phase. That's why in most cases it fails to help heel pain.

Heat, Cortisone, or Ice: Which is Right?

What you should know about application of ice or cortisone to heel pain and plantar fasciitis

Ice or cortisone injection is counterproductive for recovery of plantar fasciitis or bursitis.


  • It's always best to assist oxygen, lymph and nutrient delivery to and from the foot because the plantar fascia, being a-vascular and also far from the heart and lungs, inherently heals slowly.

Cortisone injection or ice application, or anything that restricts or slows circulation of blood or lymph, should always be avoided.

plantar bursitis: often overlooked

A bursa is a fluid-filled sack which functions as a buffer between ligament and bone. Without a bursa, rubbing friction against the bone's surface would break down the ligament, causing injury.


If too much pressure and friction occurs on the bursa it becomes irritated and swells; the pressure from inflammation results in pain.

NOTE: If the plantar fascia ligament is swollen at the heel it can place added pressure on the bursa - this may cause plantar bursitis.


The worst thing for bursitis: Cortisone injection - usually after the condition has been around a long time because the causes were never addressed.

Difference between fasciitis and bursitis pain is bursitis has a mild, added burning sensation.

For resolution, the FootMedic Kit shows how to address the cause(s). Pain Relief by ice or cortisone is only temporary and the condition is typically further aggravated.

*FootMedic is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease.

NOTICE: "Definitive Recovery" assumes plantar fasciitis and/or bursitis is actually present prior to use of FootMedic; that nothing pathological is involved; that the user applies FootMedic according to full directions and uses only as intended.

Stats from American Podiatric Medical Association.

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