Posted by Tommy Moch on 11/28/2017

Plantar fasciotomy is often considered after conservative treatment has failed to resolve the issue after six months and is viewed as a last resort. Minimally invasive and endoscopic approaches to plantar fasciotomy exist but require a specialist who is familiar with certain equipment. The availability of these surgical techniques is currently limited. A 2012 study found 76% of patients who underwent endoscopic plantar fasciotomy had complete relief of their symptoms and had few complications (level IV evidence). Heel spur removal during plantar fasciotomy has not been found to improve the surgical outcome.

Plantar heel pain may occur for multiple reasons and release of the lateral plantar nerve branch may be performed alongside the plantar fasciotomy in select cases. Possible complications of plantar fasciotomy include nerve injury, instability of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot, fracture of the calcaneus, prolonged recovery time, infection, rupture of the plantar fascia, and failure to improve the pain. Coblation surgery has recently been proposed as alternative surgical approaches for the treatment of recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis.

Botulinum Toxin A injections as well as similar techniques such as platelet-rich plasma injections and prolotherapy remain controversial.

Dry needling is also being researched for treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. A systematic review of available research found limited evidence of effectiveness for this technique. The studies were reported to be inadequate in quality and too diverse in methodology to enable reaching a firm conclusion.

Family doctors, in particular, are not prepared to treat Plantar Fasciitis or any other musculoskeletal condition
Podiatrists (foot doctors) especially in North America, where podiatrists are mainly focused on surgical procedures often provide poor quality advice about chronic repetitive strain injuries like Plantar Fasciitis, Iliotibial Syndrome, or Shin Splints. In all fairness, a limited few take a special interest in these conditions, but most do not, and the occasional tough case of Plantar Fasciitis is not on their radar - understandable but unfortunate. 
Physical Therapist can be the overall best bet for overall Plantar Fasciitis in conjunction with treatments which provide support, stabilization, and elongation of the Plantar Fascia Ligament care but often lack the skill, experience, and ability to treat tough cases

Improperly sized insoles and orthotics may contribute to other ailments such as back or perhaps hip pain
Loosely fitting compression socks, compression sleeves or improperly applied wrapping and taping may as well be counterproductive

Wrist Relief Launch

Posted by Tommy Moch on 11/18/2017 to New Product Announcements
I am pleased to add another product to Tommy Moch's Fitness | Happiness | Wellness product line today. Welcome to Wrist Relief! 

Our comfortable, one size fits most, lightweight material, wear-all-day design for comfortable support, stabilizes and protects weak, stiff or sore wrists. It's easy to apply my wrap around, adjustable support compression sleeve with an over the thumb elastic loop to hold in place. Wrist Relief is available in black only at this time. I've included Free Shipping and placed it on sale during the launch timetable. 

It comes with my Money Back Guarantee just like my Plantar Fasciitis Remedy. 

Please feel free to reach out and ask questions, refer family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers too! On a personal level, I've spent more time in my home in the past two years than I have the entire twenty-eight years we have lived here. I'm truly blessed to not be traveling weekly like I did over thirty-five years.

Warmest regards,

Tommy Moch

Garbage in Garbage out?

Posted by Tommy Moch on 11/3/2017
In today's fast-paced society when everything seems to be based on speed, there is increasing stress and pressure to be aligned and time-bound.  

With that, to make schedules fit and timeliness our key priority (considering there are so many clock ticks in a day), something has to be given up to meet time-bound requirements. 

We all have monitoring devices at work or at home to remind us of commitments, schedules, meetings and so on. Yet, in many instances, for the most part, we do not as a whole give much consideration into what we are fueling ourselves with. In fact in most cases (confirmed with rapidly expanding and growth of fast-food chains) eating is a low priority in terms of nutrition and benefit. 

What seems to be happening with the rapid growth and expansion of unhealthy foods to consume are conditions our bodies are having to serve as a warning. It's certainly reasonable that certain illness can be directly linked back to consumption.

As individuals, there is a whole host and range of reasons for conditions and illness; so why not consider this as a contributing factor with Plantar Fasciitis? I've assembled the following information to serve as a reference to consider and check what has been included in our diet and that through management and observation may lead to diminishing probabilities of receiving or return of Plantar Fasciitis. 

I trust this tidbit of information may help us all but if it helps one, it is worth the time and energy to make available. There is a bit more than I want to include in this Blog but I will make it available through this link to Pain0pedia. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page and begin to read in the "Diet" section.

Warmest regards,

Tommy Moch

Free Shipping & Discount Too!

Posted by Tommy Moch on 11/1/2017

Goodbye October and Hello November! This year just seems to be on afterburners! It only seems like yesterday it was Christmas a year ago! 

As we move into the Season, we wanted to share our success and gratitude with our customers by offering Free Shipping and Product Discount! Both of these considerations are automatically calculated into every order as it is processed. These are great values to ensure our customers are receiving the best value for the best price. 

It will not be long before we release new products to add to our lineup. We appreciate each of you and wish you the very best during this Holiday Season!

Warmest regards,