Inventor Finds Relief For Planter Fasciitis

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Entrepreneur Dakota Smith had an idea for a better mouse trap, or in this case, a better solution to relieve the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis (PF) — a disorder of the connective tissue which supports the arch of the foot resulting in severe pain in the heel and bottom of the foot.

While running and engaging in other physical activities, Smith became one of the over three million people estimated to develop PF each year. During his search for relief, he met with numerous podiatry physicians and physical therapists, and noticed a pattern in their recovery recommendations. Cryotherapy (icing) and massage were recurring elements of treatment.

Smith developed a tool that combined both treatment methods into one easy-to-use system, incorporating a marble ball (two in total, kept in the freezer between uses) and a patented track. After just five days, the pain was gone! He spent two years perfecting the Spara Podiatry Massage Tool, and to this day continues marathon training free of foot pain.

Smith has been working tirelessly to share his invention with others suffering from the effects of PF. The Firm’s Adam Jung has counseled Smith and his company, Spara Inc., as they raised capital from investors and brought this innovative product to market. More information about the Spara Podiatry Massage Tool can be found at www.sparainc.com. Adam can be reached at 312/840-7097 or ajung@burkelaw.com.

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