Athletes / Plantar Fasciitis

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Individuals with plantar fasciitis typically complain of heel and/or arch pain upon first steps out of bed, after a period of non-weight bearing (i.e. sitting), and with running. Click here for more information about Piriformis syndrome.


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What It Is

Inflammation of the plantar fascia where it attaches to the heel bone.

Contributing Factors
  • Leg weakness
  • Calf tightness
  • Inappropriate footwear
  • Over training and inadequate rest
  • Poor running mechanics: inadequate shock absorption, prolonged ankle dorsiflexion
Treatment & Management
  • Run-specific strengthening routine
  • Run-specific stretching routine
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Rest and ice
  • Correct running mechanics