Plantar Fasciitis

Alyson, Barrington, RI (2020): “I have been suffering from severe heel pain for over a year now and more recently it escalated to the point where I was nearly immobile. I was diagnosed in both feet with plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the thick band of tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes. It doesn’t sound serious, but if you have ever suffered from it you know how debilitating and painful it can be. I allowed my condition get so severe that I needed to shower sitting in a chair and I was in too much pain to help my children after being on my feet all day.

“I sought treatment from an amazing podiatrist, slept with a boot on each foot every night, did my prescribed exercises, purchased expensive new sneakers, and took 800 mg of Ibuprofen 3 times a day. Sadly, none of it helped to bring relief. I was barely able to walk, never mind exercise, and my mood and overall health were plummeting.

“A friend introduced me to Earthing patches and I started sleeping grounded with my feet patched. Within 48 hours, I felt significant changes. Sleeping grounded using Earthing patches has resulted in a rapid reduction of inflammation in my feet/heels. If my pain before was a 10 then it is now a 1. I also have improved sleep, increased energy, and reduced stress. I feel 95% better. I am also spending as much time as I can taking my shoes off and sitting on the earth and encouraging my entire family and everyone I love to do that same.”

● “I’m an RN who suffered with plantar fasciitis for 15 years.  I had cortisone shots in my heels, wore a boot at night, stretching exercises daily, etc.  After 3 weeks of sleeping grounded with patches on both feet, I’ve never been bothered again.”

Lorraine Lopez, 47, Lancaster CA, wrote us in January 2020 with the following report:  “I’m a busy mother of five, with five pets as well.  I have all the Earthing products, including bands, patches, and the bed mat.

“I first started Earthing in mid-September by going barefoot outside on the grass during the week and on weekends at the beach while we stayed on our boat. In December, I started sleeping grounded.

“Almost immediately I felt relief from the stabbing fiery pain of plantar fasciitis. Previously, I could barely walk because of the pain and sometimes I couldn’t walk at all. That by itself was such a miracle to me, but there was more.  Much, much more. 

Donna Tisdale, real estate broker, Nashville, TN (2020): “Way back in 2007, I first heard about sleeping grounded was from Dr. Jim Oschman, who was friends with my rolfer. I remember purchasing Earthing sheets in November. My husband has faced knee surgery for 3 years and now he has no knee pain, whatsoever. He has also suffered from plantar fasciitis and that is totally gone.

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