Part 3: Your Mental State Is Causing You Pain (Let's See HOW)
As we learned:
There’s a big chance that your emotional and mental states play a significant role, both in development and recovery from plantar fasciitis.
Before I give you a quick test to check whether it’s true or not, let’s talk about HOW it happens:
How do the mind and body interact and influence each other?
Think of it this way: thoughts, emotions, and other patterns of mental activity are physical activities in the brain.
Physical structures and processes sustain thoughts and emotions in the brain like the firing of neurons and the chemical reactions of neurotransmitters.
Consider the simple case of pain:
Pain occurs when a stimulus activates receptors in the body, which sends an electrical signal to the brain, causing neural activity that is associated with the mental experience of pain.
Here we see a clear instance of the causal influence that the body has on the mind and vice-versa.
Similarly, episodes of mental stress and turmoil are known to increase the body’s production of cortisol, a hormone that causes physiological changes in the body’s metabolism, immune system, and cardiovascular system.
Now back to my research:
As I mentioned before, In my study, my team and I found high coherence between some mental states of a person to his heel pain.
We found that concerning the feet, mental habits can have a significant effect on the development and progression of plantar fasciitis.
But because it varies from case to case, we prepared a quick test that examines the connection of a person’s mental state to his heel pain.
Here’s how it goes:
Answer the following questions (Yes/No):
- Do you feel that sometimes you become the support system for everyone around, except yourself?
- Do you tend to feel responsible for holding everything together; do you take on the job of keeping family, friends, and others around you stable?
- Are you being the ‘shock absorber’ for something that’s happening in your life?
- Do you often feel fear of taking action and moving forward in life? Fear of the future? Which sometimes is so bad that it leads to stuckness and immobilization?
- Do you feel that you don’t get enough support? Or, do you refuse to get support from others? Letting them be the caretakers?
- Do you have concerns about relationships and commitment?
If you answered “yes” to some of these questions, it’s a sign that your mental state is part of what causing you continual daily suffering.
But don’t worry, I will show you exactly how to transform this mental state.
Know that the mental part is 1/3 of the whole plantar fasciitis healing process. And that there are another two components to it.
Now I’m going to show you HOW to eliminate your plantar fasciitis by combining those three components.