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Plantar Fasciitis: In Search Of A Cure

By on May 22, 2014

There’s a new go-to treatment for people suffering pain, writes Diana Blass. For a range of aches, pains and injuries – including plantar fasciitis – increasing numbers of Americans are turning to laser treatment.

One example is Kirsten Macdonald. Laid low by plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis, who spoke positively about the experience:

So, I was really open for anything and of course my first question was does it hurt – and no it doesn’t. So, I went along with it and I was very happy I did.

At the same time, it has also emerged that Alberto Salazar – coach to runners such as Mo Farah and Galen Ruup – is also making use of lasers. In an interview with the Portland Business Journal, he reveals:

We use the lasers at the first sign of injury to limit an exaggerated inflammatory response that can delay healing and help the athlete return to training more quickly.

Other plantar fasciitis news

In other news:

  • The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has announced the results of its Today’s Podiatrist survey, reports NewsMedical. The survey measures the public’s attitudes toward foot health. And it found that 77% of Americans say they have experienced foot pain (77 percent).
  • It may be the the peskiest problem that plagues the running wounded, argues Mario Fraioli. And it’s number one in the Competitor.com list of the five most troublesome running injuries.
  • Not to be outdone, Linda Melone for Shape.com gives it star billing too – number one in the three injuries you’re most likely to get this spring.

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May 21, 2014 - news-medical.net - 27
New study: Majority of Americans experience foot pain

*The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) today announced the results of its Today's Podiatrist survey. *
The survey measures the public's attitudes toward foot health. The study, which surveyed 1,000 US adults ages 18 and older, found the majority of Americans say they have experienced foot pain (77 percent), but only a third of those would seek expert care by a podiatrist.

May 21, 2014 - stamford.itsrelevant.com - 30
Patients Find Relief in Laser Pain Therapy

The laser therapy solution.
Many Americans are waking up with pain, whether that be stiffness in their joints or any other general body ache. For a while, there wasn't much of a long term cure. But more recently, there's been a go-to-treatment.

May 21, 2014 - running.competitor.com - 35
The Five Most Troublesome Running Injuries

*Are you amongst the running wounded? *
You're likely suffering from one of these annoying injuries. As mindful runners, we can take all the proper precautions to make sure that we'll never have to worry about hurting ourselves, but the reality is that no one is immune to injury.

May 21, 2014 - shape.com - 28
The 3 Injuries You're Most Likely to Get This Spring

Yes, no surprises - plantar fasciitis is in the list...
After spending the long, cold winter months working out on treadmills and otherwise doing things other than your favorite activity-running outside-it's finally warm enough to take your workout outdoors. But before you jump into an all-out pavement or trail binge, take a step back to avoid becoming injured.

May 22, 2014 - bizjournals.com - 33
Why Boston Marathon champ and Nike 'head coach' Alberto Salazar uses lasers, not drugs, for runners

As awareness has grown of prescription painkiller abuse across the U.S., so has interest in alternatives. The sports world is no exception. A prime example can be found in Oregon. Alberto Salazar, head coach of the Nike Oregon Project and a former world-class long distance runner, is all about drug-free pain relief for the athletes he coaches.

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