Recently one of my patients asked me, “What exactly is the function of the Plantar Fascia” and “What does fascia do in general”? I thought this would make a good blog post. The first part of the question is a little easier to explain, but the second question is a little more complex. So let’s give it a shot. The function of the Plantar Fascia For the first part, basically, the Plantar Fascia acts as a shock absorber that supports the arch of the foot. It also acts as a propul
I keep telling patients that cardiovascular exercise is essential for effective injury repair. Individuals who do not exercise, who work in polluted environments, or who smoke tend to heal at a much slower rate. Aerobic exercise (walking, cycling, running, and swimming) is the fastest way to increase the strength and function of your cardiovascular system. The problem is, most people never work their cardiovascular system hard enough to actually experience these changes.
Do you sit in front of your computer (or cell phone) for hours on end? If yes, you have probably discovered the havoc it plays on your upper back and neck. Unfortunately for most of us, this problem has gotten much worse with having to work from home and sitting through endless ZOOM communications caused by COVID-19. The poor ergonomics of working from home have left many of my patients suffering from pain caused by postural stress. Many of them are spending hours on their la