I meet people every day who pop or crack their own neck and back. People do this “self-manipulation” to give themselves temporary relief of pain and stiffness, and it quickly becomes an easy habit that they repeat throughout the day. It feels good, so they keep doing it.

Today, I want to talk with you about mental health. This is outside of the typical physical health topics we usually write about but I feel it is worthwhile sharing because, quite frankly, physical health means nothing if one is mentally ill.

Lately I have been seeing an influx of patients suffering from plantar fasciitis. An incredibly painful condition that often can persist for months if not years, plantar fasciitis can be life altering.

Anyone who has watched the Olympics has seen many athletes covered in various colours of tape for different reasons. This is kinesiology tape.