Plantar fasciitis can quickly sideline your racing season. Did you know that the Compex muscle stimulator can not only alleviate heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis, it can also prevent it. Jim Bruskewitz of Compex shows you how:
Jim Bruskewitz Manager, Compex Education-NMES
Lecturer University of Wisconsin Kinesiology Department (retired)
President Endurance Performance Ltd. founded 1992
Multiple World Champion Age Group Triathlete
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs between the ball of the foot and the heel. It connects your heel bone to your toes. Here is how you can use the Compex system to treat it:
|Treatment||Rest and ICE to reduce pain and inflammation.|
|Compex Recovery Plus, Active Recovery, and Massage||Any one of these Compex Recovery programs will facilitate the healing process. Run once through the cycle on any of the Compex Recovery programs. The muscle moves, the fascia does not hence the adhesions break, blood flow increases, and the endorphin production feels oh so good.|
|Compex Pad Placements||Place one of the pads on the ball of your foot and the other between your heel and arch.|
*Please always consult with your Medical Practitioner to ensure any pain you are experiencing is not something more serious.
Compex Pad Placement for the Recovery Plus, Active Recovery and Muscle cycles.
Run the Endurance program to strengthen the Flexor digitorum brevis when it is healthy and the plantar fasciitis has abated. Pad placement is the same as for plantar fasciitis treatment.
Flexor digitorum brevis runs underneath the plantar fascia