[pct-l] laser treatments for plantar fasciitis?

Kathryn Zimmerman zimmerwoman7 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 19:44:53 CST 2015

Having had severe plantar fasciitis that took 18 months to heal after the
AT, the one thing to remember is to massage the arch of your foot BEFORE
you stand on it each morning and after a long time sitting. It's the one
thing that made a major difference!!  That and wearing shoes with a high
arch to keep the good massaged.  I did all the other things mentioned here
including cold laser treatments. Good luck!

On Wednesday, December 23, 2015, Herb Stroh <HStroh at sjmslaw.com> wrote:

> I went to a physical therapist for PF. Each session they hooked up my feet
> to something they called the "lasers". I asked what it does, and supposedly
> it speeds recovery-no idea if it made any difference for me or not.
> The physical therapist gave me a number of stretches and exercises . Per
> the PT, tight calves pull on the PT and cause strain, as does tight
> hamstrings, hips, etc.-basically everything going up. Look online for
> various stretches for your calves, legs, hips, and do them regularly. There
> are also a number of exercises that improve muscles in the foot and
> increase range of motion. That seems to have helped me. I also started
> doing yoga. I have been good at maintaining cardio as I get older, but did
> not do much work on flexibility. Big mistake. Flexibility makes long days
> on the trail easier on the body. In addition it provides for greater
> agility, increasing safety during off-trail scrambles.
> Herb
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