Pain: Plantar fasciitis (painful heel)

Plantar Fasciitis

My approach to treating many medical problems is quite different to orthodox methods. For many, I use wheatgrass extract instead.

For example, plantar fasciitis.

Having observed some rather startling results where patients had recovered, in some cases overnight, from chronic, severely painful and disabling heel pain, I was encouraged to run a small study on the internet. Some thirty PF sufferers, mainly from the United States agreed to apply a wheatgrass-based cream on their painful heels daily for a period of three months.

Around 65 percent of them had significant improvement in pain, and some had complete resolution of symptoms.

In retrospect, it would have been better to only apply the wheatgrass once weekly, because since then, further understanding of how wheatgrass extract most likely works, has significantly changed my view on dosage. I now know a little wheatgrass goes a long way.

Also, I no longer inject steroids into patients' heels!

Of course wheatgrass doesn't work every time, but it is harmless and therefore worth trying first. The rapid response of some of my patients to wheatgrass also raises questions about the "biomechanical" etiology or cause of plantar fasciitis.

Is it really due to injury?

In some cases perhaps, but for many, there are other possible causes such as stress - physical and emotional.

We still have a lot to learn about this condition.

Dr. Chris Reynolds.

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