Trouble Walking Caused By Plantar Fasciitis?

3125 Calumet Ave., Suite 8 Valparaiso, IN 46383

Specializing In: Lower Back Pain • Headaches and Neck Pain • Sciatica and Hip Problems Balance Issues and Difficulty Walking • Dizziness and Vertigo Shoulder Pain, Bursitis and Tendinitis Hip and Knee Arthritis and Joint Replacement Plantar Fasciitis • Laser Therapy • Graston Technique and Other Conditions

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Is That Pain, Tightness and Reason You Have Trouble Walking Caused By PLANTAR FASCIITIS? Does your heel or bottom of your foot hurt: • with the first few steps out of bed in the morning? • worse as the day progresses? • when walking after prolonged sitting? • when climbing stairs or standing on your toes? • after standing for long periods?

Find out in this simple 20-seconds self-test!

M O N T H L Y December 2016

Dear Valued Client,

Inside This Newsletter • A Letter From Arlan • Patient Spotlights • Did You Know? • Quick Plantar Fasciitis Test • Give Running Shoes As Gift? ... probably not.

Happy Holidays to all our current and past patients! We hope you have already had a great start to your holiday season. Inside we have some great success stories that tell the story of how some of our patients have gotten out of pain and back to activities they love like running and spending pain free time with their families.

Arlan Alburo, PT, MTC CEO, Co-Founder, OBTS

We have a fun word search with a holiday theme. You can give it to your kids or grandkids when they come over to visit and see how many holiday words you can find. Is that pain in your heel or bottom of your foot due to PLANTAR FASCIITIS? Inside we have a simple 20-seconds self-test you must check out. Check out our wonderful success stories from our patients.

Our goal is to serve you with such a great experience that you:

1. Thank the person who sent you here AND 2. Refer people that you care about to us

Thank you to all of those who referred a friend, we couldn’t do this without you!

Call IN & Win!

Remember you could win a $10 gift card if you find a misspelled word in this newsletter. Have a great Holiday Season!

Arlan

Misspelled Mania Edition

Be the first 10 to call with the misspelled word and receive a $10 Gift Card Call in and Win Hotline: 219-548-8770

Last Month’s Misspelled Word Mania Winners

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PATIENT SPOTLIGHTS

“I have returned to all of the activities I previously enjoyed without any pain and most importantly running!” Success Story: Aaron Crauge “I came to Orthopedic and Balance in the fall of 2015 after dealing with Plantar fasciitis and heel pain for almost a year and a half. I felt better right away after a few weeks of therapy including Graston, massage, stretching, and strengthening exercises. I noticed tremendous relief and after about two months of continued therapy had made a complete recovery and could return to all of the activities I previously enjoyed without any pain and most importantly running! As a high school cross country and track coach, I recommend OBTS to my student athletes! The OBTS team is friendly, knowledgeable, hard-working, and most importantly caring! They love what they do and will do everything they can to help you return to doing what you love!”

“I am able to walk on uneven surfaces like behind my pole barn!” Success Story: Joy Martinsen “My PT story begins with the saga of my very flat, very achy feet. The foot and ankle exercises have helped to strengthen my weak areas. I am able to walk on uneven surfaces such as the side of a hill behind my pole barn. My fear of losing my balance had definitely lessened. The cheerful, helpful staff made exercising a positive experience. The girls kept my motivated even if my feet and ankles were hurting.”

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. An estimated 2 million Americans are affected by Plantar fasciitis each year. Did You Know?

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It’s An Important Decision That Really Effects The Runner In Your Life. Be Informed. A Gift Card To A Local Running Store Might Be The Best Choice. You May Want To Re-think Giving Running Shoes As A Gift This Year

1. Runner’s should visit a physical therapist to do a gait analysis. Checking weather the runner in your life has a supinated, neutral or pronated foot is the first step of buying the right type of shoe. 2. Don’t think that more expensive equals better. Brands of running shoes vary greatly in price. Do your research. 3. Buy from a running store. Have the runner in your life try onmany brands and compare shoes that fit their gait. 4. Buy a shoe that the runner in your life will actually like. It doesn’t hurt to buy something the runner in your life will feel great wearing!

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Time Is Running Out! It’s almost the end of 2016. Use your health insurance benefits before it’s too late. Take Advantage Of Your Insurance Benefits Before The End Of The Year. Don’t Delay. Call today! 219-548-8770 3125 Calumet Ave., Suite 8 Valparaiso, IN 46383 219-310-8278 11055 Broadway, Suite B Crown Point, IN 46307

Special Thanks to Those Below Who Gave the Gift of Health, by Referring a Friend or Family Member 1. Nathan Aerts 2. Ruth Gant 3. Emma Tunis 4. Gail Shaeur 5. Donna Coady

Is that pain in your heel or bottom of your foot due to PLANTAR FASCIITIS? Here’s an easy 20-Seconds Self-Test to find out!

Does your heel or bottom of your foot hurt: • with the first few steps out of bed in the morning? • worse as the day progresses? • when walking after prolonged sitting? • when climbing stairs or standing on your toes? • after standing for long periods?

Dear Fellow NW Indiana Resident, Heel and foot pain is no joke. It can be debilitating…

You begin to dread getting out of bed in the morning…not a great way to start your day. You get embarrassed with the way you walk after sitting for a while…you get curious glances from people. You get frustrated…disappointed, sometimes even angry at yourself for not being able to do the things you love to do…like shopping, leisure walking, or just simply keeping up with your kids or grandkids. What is Plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis (say “PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus”) is the most common cause of heel pain. The Plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your Plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling. This is more likely to happen if: • Your feet roll inward too much when you walk. • You have high arches or flat feet. • You walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces. • You are overweight. • You wear shoes that don’t fit well or are worn out.

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Here’s the test… Sit down in a comfortable chair. Cross the leg of the involved foot over the opposite knee. With either thumb, press firmly on the bottom of the involved heel, towards the arch of the foot. If you find that this spot is tender and painful to you pressing on it, then most likely you have Plantar fasciitis. Now…using the hand on your affected side, take hold of your affected foot and pull your toes back towards the shin. This creates tension/stretch in the arch of the foot/Plantar fascia. Repeat on the other side for comparison. If this step feels so much tighter on the affected side, then you most likely have Plantar fasciitis. Now you may be asking… can Plantar fasciitis heal and pain subside without medications, injections, or surgery? In most cases, yes…but it depends on but not limited to the following factors: • Length of time you’ve been suffering. • Things you’re doing that are making the condition worse without you knowing it. • Degree of swelling and tightness of the Plantar fascia.

FREE Plantar Fasciitis Check-Up Event Monday December 12 and Tuesday December 13, 2016 Due to popular request from patients, and to get our NW Indiana neighbors ready for the busy holiday season, Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists will host a FREE Plantar Fasciitis Check-Up Event on the following dates and locations: Monday December 12, 2016 at our Valparaiso office (3125 Calumet Ave., Suite 8- next to the YMCA) Tuesday December 13, 2016 at our Crown Point office (11055 Broadway, Suite B-south of Tech Credit Union in the On Broadway complex) During the event, each attendee will receive: 1. One on one FREE consultation time with one of our world class physical therapists. 2. You will discover tips on how to: • Stretch the pain away from your Plantar fasciitis

• Correct the cause of your pain and speed up the healing process • Find out what you’re doing that’s making your condition worse This event is limited to 24 spots only. To hold your spot, please call 219-202-2500 in Valpo or 219-203-3100 in Crown Point. Sincerely,

Arlan Alburo Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists PS-Call 219-202-2500 or 219-203-3100 to hold your spot for the FREE Plantar Fasciitis Check-Up Event on Monday December 12 and Tuesday December 13, 2016. PPS- Limited to 24 spots only at each location.

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