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Plantar Fasciitis 101: Tips and Prevention
Plantar fasciitis is both debilitating and persistent—and very common in runners.
When it first surfaces, you’ll notice an uncomfortable, thick feeling under your heel. Then, your heel will start to feel tender. Then, it will start feeling like needles are sticking you with each step. Advancing beyond that, your heel will hurt all day—while you’re on it and while you’re not.
Plantar fasciitis is in the plantar tendon, which runs along the bottom of your foot from the base of your toes to the front of your heel. This tendon keeps the arch of the foot from flattening when there’s weight on it. It gives you shock absorption while you’re running and allows you to point your toes.
Any motion of your legs that creates a pull on the Plantar tendon can cause Plantar fasciitis. Walking/running up or down hills, climbing stairs, walking or running on your toes—this includes high heels—and pointing your toes up as your heel comes down during a stride can all pull the plantar tendon.
The main thing to remember while you’re in recovery—as well as trying to avoid this pain—is to relax and stretch.
For more details on Plantar fasciitis, check out the resources below.
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