Contributed by Laura Comtois - Fit For Life Physical Therapy
Plantar Fasciitis, one of the most common injuries for runners, is 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 (inside) of the calcaneus where the medial portion of the fascia attaches to the bone.
What are your risk factors for getting plantar fasciitis?
What can I do to prevent or treat the beginning signs of plantar fasciitis?
These recommendations reflect some of the basics about this injury. As always, seek medical advice should you be experiencing painful symptoms.
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Laura Comtois, PT, DPT Physical Therapist, Fit For Life Physical Therapy