Heel spurs or plantar fasciitis

Heel spurs or plantar fasciitis

Heel spurs or plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common issue for many, even affecting stars like Kobe Bryant, Tony Parker, and Pau Gasol from the NBA. Gasol was sidelined for 20 games due to this condition. Those with plantar fasciitis often experience discomfort and pain in their heels. Pressing on the sole near the heel can be really painful. Mornings tend to be tougher, and the pain intensifies with more steps.

What leads to plantar fasciitis?

The main culprit behind plantar fasciitis is the frequent pulling on the plantar fascia, resulting in tiny tears that bring on pain. Contrary to past beliefs, heel spurs, often linked to fasciitis, are probably not caused by it. Recent evidence suggests they're more likely due to pressure, not the pulling force.

How to address this condition?

  • Use a massage ball for foot massages.

  • Apply ice packs to reduce inflammation.

  • Engage in rehab exercises.

  • Consider home treatment with Alpha-BB.

"Alpha-BB low-level laser therapy (LLLT) stands as an effective treatment choice. It can mend inflammation in the plantar area, alleviate pain, hasten healing, and enhance function."

What is Alpha-BB and how can it help?

Alpha-BB gets deep into cells to ease pain, reduce inflammation, speed up tissue repair, enhance cell growth, improve blood vessel activity, and limit tough tissue formation.

How is it used for heel spurs or plantar fasciitis?

Treatment involves focusing on four areas: the heel, hind foot edge, and soles of the foot. Each spot needs 6-8 minutes of treatment twice a day.

How long should the treatment be?

It's suggested to do this twice a day for around 30 minutes each session. A course lasts seven days, with a recommended 2-day break between sessions.

How many treatment courses are recommended? Three courses are suggested. Once you see positive results, you can continue with maintenance treatment.

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