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Plantar fasciitis cure part 2: Voodoo magic

I've been scouring the Internet, traveling deep into blog posts and discussion strings regarding my blown shoulder and plantar fasciitis.

My inflamed right foot is about 75% improved.  A good researcher will tell you that "isolating the variable" is essential in determining what the true effect is.  However, I mixed several "cures" and came up with a healing combo.

Here's the inside scoop:

  1. Calcium and magnesium (+ zinc).  Someone posted that a deficiency in these can affect heal spurs.  But isn't a heal spur built up calcium?  Then again, who was I to question a solid source like chat on the Internet?  I ran to Wal-Mart and bought a big bottle and am up to 100% recommended dose.
  2. Magnets.  Came to realize the arch supports I found in the depths of my gear box had magnets incorporated into the arch.  If you don't know, there are healing rays emitting from aliens who live on the interior of Mars and magnets are able to attract and channel these rays into specific body parts (I made this up but it's probably close to the truth).  So, I'm wrapping a magnet against my arch for all day rejuvenation.
  3. Apple cider vinegar.  It's said to be good for both warts and plantar fasciitis.  From what I can ascertain, both ingested and topically applied.  Read you're supposed to put two tablespoons with baking soda mixed in glass of fruit juice. Ya right.  Open bottle, put to mouth, take one big nasty gulp and swallow.  Chase with morning smoothie.  Churns the gut for about an hour but who cares with all that healing power en route to my foot?

So there you have it, a total hillbilly cure that may work...or may not.  All I know is that my pain meter is down to a 3 and conventional rehab wasn't gettin' 'er done.  When you live the master competitor life you have to find the path and on many occasions, the trail markings aren't very clear.


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