Our in-house physical therapy program is open and Moving People! Fit For Life Physical Therapy includes prevention, maintenance, and rehabilitation options for runners and walkers. This note is part of our commitment to helping you prevent injuries. We hope you find today’s note helpful:
Plantar Fasciitis – after knee injuries, it’s the next most common injury in runners. What exactly is plantar fasciitis? It’s the inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick tendon on the underside of the foot. This tendon attaches at the bottom of the heel (calcaneus) and runs to the base of the toes. Pain from plantar fasciitis may begin in the arch of the foot and may progress toward the heel. The inflammation is commonly at the medial tubercle (inside of foot…see picture) of the calcaneus where the medial portion of the fascia attaches to the bone.
Risk factors for getting plantar fasciitis?
What can I do to prevent or treat the beginning signs of plantar fasciitis?
The above recommendations reflect some of the basics about this injury. As always, seek medical advice should you be experiencing painful symptoms.
Feel free to email us at: Info@FitForLifePhysicalTherapy.com with questions or comments.
Laura Comtois, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Fit For Life Physical Therapy