Foot Pain - Plantar Fasciitis

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Pain in your feet can cause a rippling effect throughout your body. Since alignment starts with your feet, small issues can throw off your whole body’s posture, alignment, and muscular balance. Pain in your foot or both feet can be due to something minor that is easily correctable — like wearing the wrong type of shoes. Other situations require a pain specialist to evaluate your feet and body to assign the right set of treatments to relieve your foot pain.

How To Relieve Foot Pain With Muscle Activation Technique?

Muscle activation techniques (MAT) assist in preserving your muscles’ potential strength while addressing muscular imbalances (muscular dystrophy). MASJ is skilled in muscle activation techniques that can identify weak muscles, or muscles that are no longer interacting with the brain appropriately — all through muscle activation. This includes our feet as its combined with dozens of muscles, joints, and nerves. Our specialist in MAT, will utilize exercises and a highly specialized palpation approach to target and improve these vulnerable regions.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflamed strip of tissue linking your heel bone to your toes on the bottom of the foot. Arch & ankle discomfort is often caused by plantar fasciitis, which is one of the most prevalent reasons for pain in the foot. Pain in the heel caused by plantar fasciitis is often described as stabbing. However, the discomfort may return after long periods of standing or when you get up from a sitting position.


Plantar fasciitis can produces sharp pain at the sole of your foot, usually around the heel of your foot. The pain is generally the greatest when you first wake up, but it can also occur after extended periods of standing or when you get up from a sitting position. In most cases, the discomfort is most significant after exercising, not while.


When you walk, your plantar fascia absorbs shock and supports the arch of your foot in the same way that a bowstring supports your foot. The fascia of this bowstring tissue might rip if there’s too much strain and stress on it. Plantar fasciitis can be caused by repeated straining and tearing of the fascia, but the exact reason is unknown in many cases.

How Long Does Plantar Fasciitis Last?

With no treatment, plantar fasciitis can typically heals in 6 to 18 months. In 97 percent of cases, plantar fasciitis may be cured within six months with non-operative therapy like MAT.

Plantar fasciitis, on the other hand, might be resistant to home treatments. So if you’ve been suffering from plantar fasciitis and none of the usual treatments has helped, our specialist is ready to fix it.

Suffering From Plantar Fasciitis & Live Outside The Area?

We developed a Mobile App aimed to relieve people suffering from pain. The App requires a paid subscription where we evaluate your posture, mobility, and stance — Feet included.

The results give customized exercises based on the evaluation. Re-evaluation is done each month to make sure there is progress. No in-person appointment necessary and get the same level of attention and expertise.

Foot Pain Treatment

A fundamental principle of Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is that a lack of muscle strength causes muscular tightness. In order to defend against muscle weakness, the body tightens up, resulting in tight and restricted ranges of action. Therefore, a muscle activation specialist can determine the underlying cause of a client’s imbalance by analyzing the client’s range of motion. Muscular imbalance can also happen in the feet causing pain.

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Other Foot Pain Conditions But Not Plantar Fasciitis?

The foot is the body’s foundation. For the foot to function properly it needs to have a sturdy base and pain-free. Many body evaluations start at the feet even when the pain is felt somewhere else on the body. This is because many issues are fixed due to a foot problem. 

Our treatment assesses the foot, ankle, knee, hips, and joints following up the body. Pain in these areas may be a result of an underlying foot issue — we figure that out and treat it.

Foot Misalignment

The alignment of the foot is critical. Your ankle bone alignment sets the foot spacing in the sinus tarsi. When the ankle bone falls out of place, generally over the heel bone, the area between the sinus tarsi collapses or compresses — causing pain and misalignment in the foot.

Poor foot alignment affects the rest of your body’s equilibrium. It can lead to other issues in your feet, as well as your knees, hips, and back. Just like misalignment in backs, you can have a misalignment in your feet. 

Heel Spur

Heel spurs form between the heel bone and the arch of your foot due to calcium deposition. Many people have no symptoms, while others may have discomfort and inflammation. Heel spurs are hard to diagnose by simple examination and need medical imaging to get results and foot pain relief.

Heel spurs are treatable and can be long term the result of muscle and ligament tension over time. They may also be caused by arthritis, extra body weight, and wearing ill-fitting or old shoes.

Claw Toe

It is a condition in which the first toe joint points upwards and the second joint points downwards (also known as clawfoot). Sometimes this disease is present from birth, and other times it develops unexpectedly and without any warning at all. Depending on the person, it might be uncomfortable or even painful for some people.

Treating claw toe includes assessing the condition and our pain management specialist will create a treatment plan that is non-invasive.

Stone bruise

Metatarsalgia is a term used to describe stone bruises on foot. This condition can happen as a result of high-impact activities or footwear that doesn’t fit properly. It can also be an early warning indication of an underlying disease. The name comes from its feeling as if there is a stone in your shoe. Commonly in the area between your toes and the arch of your foot which may feel numb with intense sensations.

Most will experience pain in the arch and can intensify with time. Stone bruises can be a mild condition with a speedy recovery with treatment.

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