Plantar fascitis and Achilles problems can be chronic problems that frequently cause frustration as they often fail to respond to traditional treatments.
People often look at general stretches, strengthening, footwear, orthotics and are still not improving.
The MDT (Mckenzie method or mechanical diagnosis and therapy) approach often has rapid success with very simple solutions.
One of the key’s to this is the identification of an underlying joint derangement, which is most often missed, and which often mimics a soft tissue issue as this is where the pain is felt.
Many of these problems respond to direction specific exercises, which rapidly resolve the underlying issue. And the good news is this can usually be identified within the first session, so valuable time and money is not wasted. The other missed cause can be driven by neural tension from an underlying low back issue, which may or may not present with back pain as a clue.