Heel pain? What are your shoulders doing? - Upright Health

Heel pain? What are your shoulders doing?

Everything is connected — in your personal life, in business, in your body.  I have a client who can tell you personally just how much those connections matter.  We’ll call him “Mr. Twister.”  Mr. Twister had pain in his feet that wasn’t caused by anything going on anywhere near his feet.  Take a look at his pictures and read his own words about how he came to realize how important the connection between all his body’s parts really is.

After two weeks of doing his exercises, Mr. Twister's pictures showed a noticeable reduction in the twist in his torso that was making his left shoulder hang behind while walking and running. You can see the twist by looking at the severity of the shoulder slant and how long his left arm looks relative to the right.

“I’ve been working as a dentist for nine years. As a dentist, I’ve been suffering from poor posture and twisting of my body as a result of long hours of work. Not only was I discouraged about how my posture was getting worse, but I also noticed pain in my upper back and the heels of my feet. I am an avid runner and had been dealing with plantar fascitis for a few years. I tried going to chiropractors and kinesiologists with no results except a lighter wallet. I was referred to Matt and skeptically gave him a try.   He offered me a few stretching exercises to do every day.

After doing the stretches, I can now run longer and faster. I discovered that the foot pain was due to the twisting in my body and that it was (for years) misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis. I am still doing the exercises and have noticed the forward head posture also decreasing. I’ve finally found someone who can help with the aches and pains that come from my posture problems!”

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About the Author

Matt Hsu is a trainer and orthopedic massage therapist. He fought a long battle with chronic pain all over his body and won. He blends the principles he learned in his journey, empirical observations with clients, and relevant research to help others get their lives back.

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