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saikunger, the proper name should be 'Plantar Fasciitis'.
In traditional chinese medicine it is due to trapping of 寒濕 inside of the body. 寒濕 can be either caused by eating 寒濕 food such as 火龍果, 水晶梨 ... 等生冷食品. You may be advised to put ginger (溫熱性) when you cook your cusine or intake 溫熱性 food in order to balance this.
Futhermore, trapping of moisture inside the body is the culprit of the Plantar Fasciitis. If you have sweat of your body and get cold by air conditioner in car you will also simply get 濕 to your body. Teenager may not suffer this problem that early but when one getting older, say more than 40, human body's 气化功能(中醫) is reduced and proned to catch this problem when they do not care about the above mentioned.
I have suffered the same problem as you in the past and I have overcome this problem by sticking this principles as practically as I could.
| By saikunger (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 9:49 am: Edit
Please retype your words.
| By saikunger (220.127.116.11) on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 6:13 am: Edit
收條係咁寫. 醫生口述病因就係"足腱炎". 可能聽錯
Sometimes, it is related to prolonged period of abnormal pressure applied to the sole of the foot. Most of the time, the cause is unknown.
Usually drugs cannot improve the symptom. Ultrasound therapy (for several months) and a good footpad should help. If the condition is too bad, an orthopedic specialist may inject steroid into the plantar fascia (this must be done by the specialist after complete assessment).
| By saikunger (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 5:49 am: Edit