28
Dec2015
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Runner Yes

Treatment Ratings

    Cured
    Orthotics, Supportive Shoes
    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ice, Taping, Stretching

I had been a runner for years starting with my early years from Jr. High School and later all through out the military. I first noticed my Plantar Fasciitis Problem when entering into my early 40's back in the middle 90's while running on a treadmill. I found out that their was not much information on the subject back then, only that it was also called a heel spur or bone spur due to falling arches that caused tearing of the fasciitis muscle. It was touch and go with icing, taping and taking anti Inflammatiories for sometime until I purchased a stiff pair of shoes and with good orthotics. There is now so much more information on the subject out there due to the problem is becoming more prevalent because more active people who are runners are aging and showing symptoms. I feel sooner or later most runners will show these signs if they do not take the proper care of their feet and follow techniques to prevent or reduce this from happening as well as watching their weight as they age. Choosing a good stiff supportive shoes or orthotics keeps my feet in proper form, soft and cushy may feel good but does not work in preventing your arch from tearing. I swear by a good hiking boot or shoe. They are stiff and give plenty of support.


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