Plantar Fasciitis: Don’t Let it Slow You Down!

Most Runners know someone who has suffered from the dreaded morning shock of Plantar Fasciitis. As if mornings aren’t rough enough, now you have to suffer stabbing pain on the bottom of your foot when you step down from your evening slumber.

Plantar Fasciitis is described as sharp pain on the bottom of the foot. Pain is worse first thing in the morning when you step out of bed, with toe-off, or with walking or running, and sometimes improves throughout the day.

Pain is most often caused by running too far too soon before the tissue has adapted, causing inflammation and degeneration of the fascia (connective tissue) on the bottom of the foot. Pain is often felt at the heel, where the fascia originates.  Sudden changes in footwear or training surface may also be a cause. Continue reading “Plantar Fasciitis: Don’t Let it Slow You Down!”