Plantar fasciitis and sore foot

Pain in the sole of the foot is a problem that affects a large part of the population, regardless of age, sex, profession or habits.

Plantar pain refers to a set of symptoms which in their entirety affect the sole of the foot but may be subject to variations as to the location, shape and intensity.

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The foot
Castano & Co, Anatomia Umana
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Therefore it is possible to include in this definition stinging under the heel of the foot of the notch aches, pain under the forefoot during walking, pain in electric shock type Morton's neuroma, pain in the calf band with irradiation, etc..

Except in special cases almost all of these disorders have an osteopathic base and therefore osteopathy can find a stable solution.

In general, the problem of the foot is treated as part of a global re-balancing mechanic.

This is because a discomfort perceived at level foot, like a flat-footedness in attitude or cavus, it could not have originated at the level of the foot, and in many cases it depends on an imbalance upstream.

The case of a 46-year-ol mechanic that had a sharp pain under the second metatarsal head (under the forefoot) of the right foot while walking is an example.

This disorder had reached a quite high intensity, this was enough to threaten the autonomy, the possibility of working and social life of the patient.

In addition, the pain had been present for several months in a stable manner.

Osteopathic examination showed that the patient had a right external rotation of the palatine bone with an adaptation of the great right wing sphenoid bone in internal rotation.

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It also showed a marked contraction of the muscles of the pelvic floor plan on the left side and a left iliac bone adaptation dorsally.

In other words, the problem in this patient originated at the level of the palate and was sent down to the foot involving the pelvis

In fact, after a more detailed medical examination, the patient stated that he had started having foot problems after a tooth extraction on the right side.

Therefore, in short, the extraction caused an adjustment in rotation at the level of the palate and reflection on the base of the skull, cranial sacral connections through the issue has forwarded to the dock and then to the foot.

Once malfunctions had been corrected, the problem was resolved within a few weeks.

Incidentally, the patient had already tried corrective insoles and local therapies but without having any feedback on the symptoms, this is because the source of the problem was not at the level of the foot.