“A Great Way to Get Rid of Plantar Fasciitis and Get Back to an Active Life!”
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain. Plantar fascia is a thick band that supports the arch of the foot during weight bearing. With overuse, the plantar fascia can become irritated or inflamed leading to the condition known as plantar fasciitis. Typically, there will be a sharp, stabbing pain in the heel that is usually worse with the first steps in the morning. However, pain can also occur with extended periods of standing or when getting up to walk after sitting for several hours. Running, jumping, long distance walking, being overweight and poor footwear can all contribute to making the symptoms of plantar fasciitis worse.
What causes Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis can be caused by repetitive overstretching in the arch of the foot, which can occur with running, prolonged standing or excessive walking. With repetitive overuse, micro-tears occur and the fascia becomes inflamed causing pain in the heel of the foot where the fascia attaches.
The most common causes include: 1) Tightness in the calf muscles 2) High impact activities that involve running and jumping 3) Weakness in the foot muscles and poor foot mechanics 4) Being overweight.
Impairments Plantar Fasciitis can cause…
Plantar fasciitis can make simple walking difficult. Even getting up from a chair at work or at home to use the restroom can become painful. Changes in walking in attempt to minimize pain can lead to issues in other areas of the body such as the knee, hip or lower back. Regular daily activities can become much more difficult and exhausting to perform because of plantar fasciitis symptoms.
Physiologically, the pain often stems from…
• Collagen degeneration created by repetitive micro-trauma to the plantar fascia causes an inflammatory response in the plantar fascia. • Micro-trauma caused by repetitive contraction of the calf muscles in combination with bringing the toes up towards the body, which results in traction or overstretch of the plantar fascia. • Thickening of the plantar fascia caused by buildup of scar tissue from a continued cycle of tear and repair of the fascia. • Occasionally, nerve impingement and irritation from increase swelling and tightness around the hind foot and ankle.
When should I worry?
• If symptoms have been present for more than 7-14 days and do not appear to be improving. • If you have taken drugs, such as an anti-inflammatory, but it no longer helps to reduce symptoms. • If simple walking becomes more painful and progresses from just a few painful steps in the morning to more prolonged pain with walking that does ease up.
When does it become an emergency?
• If you have foot and heel pain at rest when not walking or standing. • If you begin having pain in other areas such as the knee or hip. • If you notice numbness or tingling in the foot and/or toes. • If you start having progressively more severe pain and stiffness that radiates up the calf muscle.
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact us immediately. Traditional treatments that most try but are not as effective include: • Drugs or anti-inflammatories • Ice or Heat • Shoe inserts • Generic Physical Therapy (ultrasound, electric stimulation, etc.) • Steroid injections
If left untreated, Plantar Fasciitis can lead to SIGNIFICANT FUNCTIONAL LOSSES.
Ignoring plantar fasciitis can lead to chronic heel pain due to buildup of scar tissue. This buildup can lead to chronic heel pain making performance of regular daily activities more difficult. Basic household chores, work duties, stair climbing and casual walking can become extremely painful limiting how much activity can be tolerated.
Try this Self-Test to see if you have Plantar Fasciitis
Because of the attachment to the base of the toes, the plantar fascia acts as a stabilizer of the foot during push-off. A great way to test if you have plantar fasciitis is to stress the fascia by recreating push-off.
1. Start by standing up straight with your feet about shoulder with apart and your weight distributed equally on both feet. If you feel pain and symptoms while standing still without even walking, you have active inflammation.
2. Next, simply go up and down on your toes lifting your heels off the ground. If you feel pain in the arch or heel when doing this, it is likely that the plantar fascia is involved. Other foot ailments such as heel spurs will cause less pain with going up on the toes, while plantar fascia issues will be more painful in this position.
3. Returning to the resting position should ease the pain as the plantar fascia is no longer in a stretched position.
DISCLAIMER: This is not a complete diagnostic test. It may be necessary to have a full evaluation by a physical therapist to get a more accurate diagnosis.
How do you treat or prevent Plantar Fasciitis and return to pain-free walking, running and recreation?
My revolutionary “Plantar Fasciitis Solutions” pain relieving program helps to get rid of symptoms quickly. Many get relief after the first session. Depending on the complexity of your condition (how long you have had it, severity of symptoms, other medically related factors such as diabetes), it may take up to 6-12 sessions to fix.
I discovered this solution while working with hundreds of patients who have suffered from plantar fasciitis. As I treated their plantar fasciitis, I noticed that there was not only improvement in pain levels, but there was also an improvement in balance and ankle stability. Improvements in flexibility help to optimize the efficiency of walking and running. Imbalance, weakness and tightness of this group of muscles not only may lead to plantar fasciitis and heel pain, but also cause an altering of the mechanics of the foot and ankle during activity.
By the way, this treatment is all-natural. There are no drugs with harmful side effects. There are no painful injections. Most importantly, there is absolutely no surgery involved.
This discovery has led to a dramatic increase in how fast my patients got better. They were able to walk, run and be active. They were able to gain strength, balance and stability that they never had before. They were able to play sports, hike, participate in recreation, work, and live their life again!
Not all treatments are the same.
Not all traditional Plantar Fasciitis treatments lead to improving your level of function. Believe it or not, some do not address these other areas and muscles that help to get you to the next level and keep you there! Not all practitioners treat heel pain and plantar fasciitis the same, and not all treatments target these muscle groups properly and effectively.
My hands-on technique is highly unique. I focus on functional movement patterns restore the motions and muscles of the knee foot and ankle to get quick maximum results.
My 15 years of experience has led to the discovery of this revolutionary new way to stop Plantar Fascia pain in nearly almost anyone of any age, body type or condition.
Who are you?
My name is Joshua Holmes, PT and I am a licensed physical therapist who specializes in Plantar Fasciitis. I’m also a certified Mulligan Practitioner and have a special interest in helping those with this problem become more pain-free, healthy and active.
What can I expect from this program?
1. Get rid of plantar fasciitis and heel pain*
2. Improve mobility, balance and strength
3. Increase energy throughout the day
4. Move better, faster, and more efficiently
*The complexity of your condition will determine your level of results.
How quickly will I see results?
Most feel better immediately. You can expect the pain and mobility of your foot and ankle to improve after the very first session. You could see an improvement in strength, stability and dynamic balance after just 1-2 weeks with this program. Most are finished with the program in 6 sessions and then continue on their own with the “next step” progressions that are provided to each participant. Some conditions are more complex and require 12 sessions.
How much does it cost?
Because there are so many people who are truly suffering and need access to this vital information, I have created a special program to makes it extremely affordable for everyone. You don’t need to have insurance or pay thousands of dollars.
The cost ranges from $70 to $100 per session. And most complete the program within 6 sessions.
The complexity of your condition will determine how many sessions you’ll need. Most everyone sees results the very first session and they love it!
What’s my next step?
As you can imagine there are a lot of people wanting to start this program. But due to my limited availability, I only have a few spots available at any given time.
It’s only for those serious about getting rid of heel and plantar fasciitis pain.
Remember, this is only for you if you are serious about results. Call (507) 424-0678 now.
What’s included in the First Session?
The First Session includes: 1. A private one-to-one exam by a licensed physical therapist and pain specialist. 2. A detailed explanation of the ROOT CAUSE of your pain/problem. 3. A list of exercises and things you can do at home to start feeling better right away.
*If time permits, you’ll receive a quick treatment as well.
Is it safe?
Yes. All procedures are FDA cleared and proven safe. I am a licensed Physical Therapist with over 15 years of practice in the state of Minnesota
What if I had surgery before?
This program is safe even if you’ve had surgery. Depending on when you had surgery and how your responded to the procedure, you may require more sessions but you will still see results.
“Josh is patient, understanding, funny, and kind. He is concerned with patients and their well-being. He is never condescending and always patient. Josh can help discover things that are causing pain/discomfort. He has great experience, technique, and is a partner in your health.”
Joshua Holmes is the owner and clinical director of Achieve Results Physical Therapy. Joshua was born and raised in Rochester, MN and his extended family has resided here for 3 generations. He went to high school at John Marshall, and was a three-season athlete who participated in football, wrestling and tennis. He went on to study sports science at St. Olaf and graduated with a Bachelor of science degree. After college, he worked as a physical therapy aide at Hiawatha Homes and a camp counselor at Camp Courage. Joshua completed his Master’s degree in physical therapy at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. After graduate school, he pursued and completed a certification as a Mulligan Practitioner, of which, he is proud to be one of 4 certified practitioners within the state of Minnesota.
Joshua enjoys spending time with his family. He is married and has three children. Joshua is a cancer survivor (5 years and counting) and understands how difficult life becomes when dealing with physical pain. His cancer experience, although difficult, allowed him the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of his patient’s needs, making him an extraordinary care giver. Joshua enjoys life, his patient’s and spending time with his family. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, playing sports, shooting trap, attending his children’s activities and camping. He is most often found caring for his patients, making them smile, and helping them return to life without pain.