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TMJ Pain & Plantar Fasciitis: How They May Share the Same Root Cause

Image Credit: Beth Scupham Fascia in Primary Care Series ~TS was a bright, unassuming patient in her mid-twenties who was unable to open her jaw after accidentally hitting her chin on a counter.  The trauma had been forceful enough to cause bruising around her temporomandibular joint (TMJ), located in front of the ear.  She had …

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Plantar Fasciitis: Your Heel Pain May Originate in your Thigh

Fascia in Primary Care Series ~Similar to many problems in Primary Care, Plantar Fasciitis is simple yet challenging — easy to identify, yet hard to cure.  It is another condition in the Idiopathic category: we do not understand what puts a person at risk for the condition.  About ten percent of runners will develop this …

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Could Vertigo be a Myofascial Problem?

Fascia in Primary Care Series ~Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) or Vertigo, is both a simple and difficult medical condition. We are taught in medical school how to triage different types of Vertigo — the minority that merits serious evaluation, e.g., due to a stroke or brain tumor, and the “benign” kind, the most common …

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