Last active 2 weeks ago
For severe plantar fasciitis that doesn't seem to be improving with any of the Innovations, you may want to try a support system which you wear at night while sleeping (http://amzn.to/2ez4dsi )
If neither of these home-style mouth guards help, you might want to see an Advanced Soft Tissue Release specialist (https://advancedsofttissuerelease.com/tmj ). This is a gentle, manual therapy with very good success with jaw problems.
If none of these help, see a dentist who specializes in TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) problems. They can create a custom-made splint to help correct jaw misalignments.
Read The Plant Paradox - http://amzn.to/2xKdp5y
Follow the included links below for additional information on each topic:
General dietary recommendations (http://bit.ly/2nsjihm ).
1. Eat raw, unprocessed organic food as often as possible.
2. Increase pure water (http://bit.ly/2nJY4Nr )
3. Minimize simple sugars, flour and anything made with flour, milk and anything made with milk (milk from other animals is properly digested only by those animals).
4. Minimize inflammatory foods (http://bit.ly/2ooQFXp )
5. Enzymes (http://bit.ly/2oMrlqh ) for digestion and for inflammation.
6. Herbs and spices for Inflammation and improved healing: Arnica, Complete Tissue & Bone ointment, curcumin, capsaican, etc.
7. Vitamins: A (beta carotene); B complex with extra B6 and B12; C complex with bioflavonoids; D3 with K2; E complex & krill oil
8. Minerals: Minerals from the Sea, Calcium Plus, Magnesium Plus, etc.
9. NO POP: Directly contributes to bone loss, muscle and joint aches and pains, etc.
1. Chiropractic adjustments
2. Electrical physiotherapies such as Interferential, Galvanic, Infrared, K-Lasers, Microcurrent, Ultrasound, etc.
4. Grounding: Reconnect with Mother Earth. Stand and walk barefoot on grass, at the beach, etc. or sit under or hug a tree.
6. Meditation: http://bit.ly/2n08k7v
7. Swimming, water aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, etc.
8. Traction tables, computer-controlled (Google: DRX, SpineMed, Triton, etc.)
9. STOP SMOKING - Directly contributes to increased risk of Degenerative Joint Disease (decreased circulation) and decreased pain threshold
1. Lightly touch the roof of your mouth behind your front teeth with your tongue often during the day. Over time this will help relax your jaw muscles. This even carries over into the evening and can help stop grinding your teeth at night.
2. Standing closely in front of a mirror with your index fingertips on either side at the end of your chin: SUPER SLOWLY open your jaw as far as you can comfortably. If your jaw pulls/moves more to one side, use your fingertip on that side to make it go straight. Continue all the way open and all the way closed 6 times. Repeat morning and evening.
1. Push crushed ice with your tongue to either or both sides of the inside of your jaw where it hinges.
2. Ice rubs on the outside of your jaw(s) where it hinges.
3. Ice rubs on your temple area(s).
4. Chew equally on both sides.
1. Isometric Neck Exercises: These will be added with a link later.
2. Active Neck Exercises: These will be added with a link later.
Easier to Harder Progression: Without weight; With weight e.g. wearing a football helmet with a vertical bar to hold weight (s).
3. SLOW Push ups: Keep hands about shoulder width apart. Pull yourself down rather than letting gravity do the work. Push yourself up while isometrically (without moving) turning your hands and forearms out.
Easiest to Hardest Progression: Against a wall; In a corner or doorway; Against a counter, table or chair; On the floor on your knees; On the floor on your toes; With your feet elevated (increase elevation as it gets easier); In a handstand position.
4. SLOW Chin ups (palms towards you) and/or Pull ups (palms away from you)
Options: With a Chin-up bar; With a folded towel over the top of a securely propped open door (wedge a wash cloth between the top and side of the door and be positive the door will hold your weight); Using an exposed beam in a garage
1. Gentle, full range of motion head and neck movements
2. Wall stand: Stand with your heels and back against a wall. Keep your knees slightly bent. Gently tighten your abdominal muscles to move and hold the top of your pelvis back a little. Tuck your chin and move your head back towards the wall. Pull your shoulders back and down. Hold this position for about 10 seconds and step away from the wall. Repeat often.
3. Back Bends: Lie back over cushions/pillows or the correct size exercise ball. Check the chart on the outside of the box in the store to see what diameter ball to get for your height. When you lie back, keep your head in contact with the ball or cushions/pillows. Begin with 5 to 10 seconds and progress to 30 seconds, especially before bed and upon arising.
4. Dual Bulb Posture Pump: Available through our office or online. Begin slowly and progress gradually.
1. Sitting: Legs uncrossed, sitting level. Head up, chin in, shoulders back and down. Get up frequently, at least every 30 minutes (download a free timer to use on computer monitor to remind you). Gokhale Method: Website: http://bit.ly/2oOCDdz; TED Talk: http://bit.ly/2tF6IiQ
2. Standing and Working Postures: Knees slightly unlocked, head up, chin in, shoulders back and down.
3. Driving: Hands at 5 and 7 on the steering wheel with your head lightly touching the headrest.