Causes and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

Feel along the bottom of your foot and you will feel a thick fibrous band running from your heel to the ball of your foot. If you are a runner who has ever had any problems with it, you will definitely know about it – with pain and tightness occurring anywhere from your heel along to the ball of your foot. The pain will likely be most pronounced as you shift your weigh onto your forefoot/toes and especially noticeable first thing in the morning. Plantar fasciitis is a common injury amongst runners and is a notoriously stubborn problem to deal with!

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

There are several suggested causes, including:

Calve tightness and weakness
Too much hill work
Poor form
Low arches

How To Treat PF

In his article, Thomas C. Michaud, not only gives an in-depth analysis of the above causes and the research surrounding them, he also goes into significant detail on the various treatments for PF and the research backing them.As well as the more traditional calve and foot stretching and strengthening exercises, Michaud also discusses newer techniques such as foot wedges and night braces.

Read the full article – New Techniques For Treating Plantar Fasciitis – by Thomas C. Michaud