VIDEO: ENDURALAB MOBILITY SERIES - PLANTAR FASCIA

Plantar fasciitis is a type of foot pain that usually occurs in the heel. Symptoms are most often worse in the morning and tend to ease off or go away as you move throughout the day. Plantar fasciitis is traditionally treated with night splints, NSAIDS, orthotics or supportive shoes...none of which we would suggest. In fact, orthotics and supportive shoes only make the matter worse.

If you find yourself with inflammation of the plantar fascia the first step is to understand why you're getting it. It could be stress, shoes or form. Once you've identified the problem, it's time to fix it. No matter the cause, the following steps should be the main focus in your rehab:

  1. Myofascial (or trigger point) work of plantar fascia, achilles tendon and lower/upper calves. 
  2. Strength and dexterity work of the foot.

Check out the video below as Lee goes through a myofascial release technique for the plantar fascia. If you're looking for help in determining the cause, schedule a visit to the LAB! 

INFOGRAPHIC: ARE YOU VITAMIN D DEFICIENT?

While we don't supplement a lot, we do believe that most people need a few basics to take care of dietary deficiencies. One of these basics is Vitamin D. Research has shown the potential of vitamin D in reducing the risk of type 1 & 2 diabetes, cancer, infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune diseases.

With our current lifestyles (spending a lot of time inside and constantly lathering sunscreen when we step out the door) we are seeing a widespread deficiency contributing to numerous health problems. We recommend that our members get 2500IU of Vitamin D daily, either from sun exposure, diet or supplements.

Some interesting tips if you plan to get your Vitamin D from sun exposure: The Vitamin D Council reports, “If your shadow is longer than you are tall (an indicator of the oblique angle of the sun), you are not making much vitamin D”.  Factors that affect vitamin D production from the sun including angle of the sun, time of day, season and latitude where you live, skin type, and others.  Check out the Vitamin D Council for more detailed information on these factors, as well as other vitamin D facts. 

Check out the infographic below: 

Source: www.informationisbeautiful.net

Source: www.informationisbeautiful.net