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About four years ago, when I was actively playing soccer, I started suffering from an intense, puncturing pain on my left heel.
It got so bad to the point that one day in the morning, after a soccer match the night before, I had to crawl to the bathroom because I could not bear any weight on my foot.
Yes, it was bad! And that’s when I decided to stop playing soccer.
I obviously started researching online as much as I could to figure out what my problem was.
My verdict was Plantar Fasciitis…ouch! Yes, I had all the symptoms:
- Stabbing pain in the heel area
- Worse when I got up after a period of rest
- Worse upon first steps in the morning
The pain became more tolerable and sometimes subsided after walking, but after sitting for a while, as in driving back home, the stabbing pain was back on my first step. Ouch again!
Very uncomfortable. Very painful.
But, what is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the Plantar Fascia.
The Plantar Fascia is a ligament that runs between your heel and your toes.
As depicted above, my pain was exactly right where the Plantar Fascia connects to the heel bone.
Correcting My Plantar Fasciitis (Failed Attempt)
I researched the Internet; watched YouTube videos; and talked to others who suffered from the same heel pain issues.
- I did the stretching exercises of the Plantar Fascia by pulling my toes back
- I bought two boots designed to treat Plantar Fasciitis by keeping my foot in an L shape keeping the Plantar Fascia stretched out all night during sleep
- I massaged my Plantar Fascia by rolling my left foot’s sole over a tennis ball that I bought specifically for this purpose
- While at work, I also massaged my Plantar Fascia by rolling it over a textured foot roller
- I bought at least two pairs of insoles to correct my foot arch
Months went by and the pain was still there.
I watched videos from Podiatrists and their therapies were basically the same with slight variations.
I didn’t go see a Podiatrist because their treatments are based on drugs and surgery. And I didn’t want that. I wanted to get to the root cause of the problem and fix it!
Every article and video I read from a Podiatrist listed the same causes: foot over pronation, obesity, flat feet, etc.
To me, all this was nonsense.
After several months, I went to my Holistic Doctor, and she mentioned that Plantar Fasciitis was basically tendonitis of the Plantar Fascia.
So, she gave me a homeopathic remedy for tendonitis called Ruta.
I have to say that I was very excited because I had found an answer. I was finally going to fix my problem that I tried so hard to fix on my own.
I went home and started taking Ruta right away!
Two weeks went by and I noticed no improvement. Nothing!
I started getting disappointed.
After a month, I stopped taking Ruta since I didn’t notice any improvement at all.
I was disappointed and helpless.
Three months later after my previous session with my Holistic Doctor, I went to see her again and mentioned that nothing happened.
She then mentioned that it must be a HEEL SPUR!
What? A heel spur?
And, what is a Heel Spur?
A heel spur is a calcium accumulation that causes a bony protrusion under the heel bone.
Fixing My Heel Spur (Victorious)
My doctor said that I must have given it to myself by juicing Kale and taking Calcium Supplements everyday!
Kale is rich in calcium and Kale juice has a high concentrations of nutrients, including calcium, which is good, but not when you supplement at the same time with more calcium.
So, my Doctor gave me a homeopathic remedy for bone spurs called Calcarea Fluor.
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I started taking Calc Fluor but not with the same excitement as Ruta.
But, guess what?
After two weeks, I actually noticed improvement! My foot felt better.
I ran out of Calc Fluor and improvement stopped.
I bought more and improvement continued.
I ran out of it again and improvement ceased.
So, I finally placed a big order online and continued taking Calc Fluor until I was back on the field!
I couldn’t believe it. After about a year, I was able to even play soccer again like nothing happened.
And up until this day, I have been fine. No more heel pain!
I hope you found this post informative.
Have you dealt with Plantar Fasciitis or a Heel Spur before?
What did you do about it?
Let me know in the comments below.
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