Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue on and is commonly thought of as being caused by a heel spur, but research has found that this is not the case. On X-ray, heel spurs are seen in people with and without plantar fasciitis.

Bottom of the foot is overstretched or overused. This can be painful and make walking more difficult.

Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include:

  • Foot arch problems
  • Obesity or sudden weight gain
  • Long-distance running, especially running downhill or on uneven surfaces
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Tight Achilles tendon (the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel)
  • Shoes with poor arch support or soft soles

Plantar fasciitis most often affects active men ages 40–70. It is one of the most common orthopedic complaints relating to the foot.

Many of my clients have this problem, which if left untreated, can turn into pain in other areas of their body, causing them to reduce their activities.

Through NFR treatments, many if not all of my clients report increased range of motion, reduced spasticity, and reduced pain, if not completely eliminated.



“Gary knows his stuff! He helped my plantar fasciitis in one session.”

— Cris Braddock