Plantar fasciitis (painful heel)

Plantar Fasciitis

My approach to many different medical problems is quite different to orthodox methods i.e. I use wheatgrass extract instead.

For instance, let’s look at 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 prompted to run a small¬†pilot study¬†on the internet. Some thirty PF sufferers, mainly from the United States, applied 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 on alternate days – or less! A little wheatgrass goes a long way.

Needless to say, I don’t inject steroids into patients’ heels any more!

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.

We still have a lot to learn about this condition.

Dr. Chris Reynolds.