There have been many questions about foot pain and Plantar Fasciitis when using Whole Body Vibration. In general, Vibration Therapy will help stretch, massage and strengthen the muscles in the foot. The following is an explanation of Plantar Fasciitis, a common foot problem that is often helped with WBV.
Under normal circumstances, your plantar fasciia acts like a shock-absorbing bowstring, supporting the arch in your foot. But, if tension on that bowstring becomes too great, it can create small tears in the fasciia. Repetitive stretching and tearing can cause the fasciia to become irritated or inflamed.
Doctors may hesitate prescribing medication or surgically ‘going in’ to bring the fasciia ‘back to life’ because the problem is often not with the tissues directly but with the acidic lifestyle, diet and metabolism that is affecting the tissues.
Whole Body Vibration using Oscillating/Pivotal Technology approximately ten minutes a day will increase lymphatic circulation to remove acids from the plantar fasciia. The Vibration Therapy also helps to vibrate acids out of the tissues causing the pain or inflammation. Involuntary muscle contractions will also help tone and build weak muscles in the legs and feet helping to improve balance, coordination, and other possible lower extremity issues.
Related Research Articles
Read excerpts of actual research findings below and click on the research article links below to learn more. Articles will appear in a new window- Plantar Fasciitis Helped with Whole Body Vibration -
“Whole Body Vibration ... approximately ten minutes a day will increase Lymphatic circulation to remove acids from the Plantar Fascia.”
“The Vibration Therapy also helps to vibrate acids out of the tissues causing the pain or inflammation. Involuntary muscle contractions will also help tone and build weak muscles in the legs and feet helping to improve balance, coordination, and other possible lower extremity issues.”- Effects of Whole Body Vibration Exercise on Lower-Extremity Muscle Strength and Power in an Older Population -
“The Vibration Training group significantly improved ankle plantar flexor strength and power compared with the Exercise-alone group.”
“The results of the current study demonstrated that 8 weeks of Whole Body Vibration training produced a significant improvement in plantar-flexor strength and power for a group of older adults who were healthy.”