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I Had Plantar Fascitis Inflammation In My Heel


Author: Benny D.
Skill: Soapmaker
Date: 07-15-2006
Views: 27,130
Word Count: 361
Questions Received: 22
Testimonial ID: 1586-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Our new apartment has a nice clubhouse gym, so Mark and I resumed a work-out program. It's such a support when you can find a partner to work out with. After power-walking on the treadmill everyday for a week, one morning I got out of bed and had excruciating pain when I landed on my left foot.

I had to limp to the bathroom. Where did this come from? I never experienced this before. The pain was concentrated all in and around the heel area.

After limping around for 2 days thinking the problem would disappear as fast as it came, I sat down and did some energy work on the foot, but the pain persisted. I then asked my Angels to come in and help.

The very next commercial that came on TV was a voice asking, "Do you have sudden heel pain?" Stay tuned...I gasped and said thank you to my Angels and awaited the next message.

It was the medical tip of the day which talked about a condition called Plantar Fasciitis which is inflammation of the plantar ligament, the bowstring-like tissue stretching underneath the sole which attaches at the heel.

One of the ways it is brought on is from a sudden increase in activity. They said the sooner it is treated the more likely the chance of resolving it quickly. Otherwise there are people that suffer with this pain for years! If left untreated it can form bone spurs.

The treatments suggested are expensive and radical - surgery, shock wave therapy. I thought how unnecessary!

Well, here's what I did:

Gave both of my feet a Raindrop with Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Marjoram, Cypress, and Wintergreen. Later that evening, I took a "BEFE Bath" and ran it for two sessions (34 minutes). The next morning the pain went from a 10 to a 3!

Then that evening I did another Raindrop on my feet. The next day I was completely back to normal! I took precautions and didn't work out for the following week.

I'm happy to say I am back to my workout schedule and now I make sure I am stretching even more and not over doing it.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: achilles, fascia, heels, inflamation, planter, sport, sports, tendinitis, tendonitis, tenonitis.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
2.Associated topics: inflammation — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
3.Associated topics: inflammation — "To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, effects of essential oils on neutrophil activation were examined in vitro.... All essential oils tested at 0.1% concentration suppressed TNF-945;-induced neutrophil adherence, and, in particular, lemongrass, geranium, and spearmint oils clearly lowered the reaction even at 0.0125%. Similar inhibitory activities for the neutrophil adherence were obtained by their major constituent terpenoids: citral, geraniol, citronellol and carvone. Thus, some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-945; at a low concentration (0.0125-0.025%) in vitro."Link
4.Associated topics: inflammation — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
5.Associated topics: inflammation — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
6.Associated topics: inflammation — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
7.Associated topics: inflammation — "Phytogenic compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are currently discussed as promising complementary agents in prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our study aimed to evaluate possible protective and curative effects of broccoli extract (BE) and of the essential oils of turmeric (Cuo), thyme (To), and rosemary (Ro) in a rat model with a mild dextran sulphate sodium- (DSS-) induced colitis.... We conclude that the phytogenic additives tested have a promising anti-inflammatory potential in vivo and a particular role in the prevention of IBD."Link
8.Associated topics: inflammation — "Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."Link

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