What if you couldn’t take a normal first step when you get out of bed in the morning? Instead, you have to resort to the “Stingray shuffle” until the agonizing pain in the bottom of your foot subsides. Better yet, imagine if you are currently having the athletic-performance of a lifetime, until you were unable to finish solid because of the sharp, stabbing pain throughout the entire length of your foot, and up into your heel… Devastating, I know. There is a high chance that you may be suffering from a painful but treatable condition known as Plantar Fasciitis.
Plantar Fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, which runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Its function is to provide static support of the longitudinal arch and shock absorption.
There is not a single-direct cause of plantar fasciitis, but there are multiple known factors that play a major role in acquiring this condition. Some of the most common factors include: poorly fitting shoes, tight Gastroc. and Soleus (calf muscles), flat feet/poor arch strength, overuse, and excess stress from weight bearing exercise.
If ignored, or not treated properly, plantar fasciitis will continue to occur and wreak havoc on you and your feet until further, more serious measures are taken, such as: Laser Therapy, Shock Wave Therapy, Plantar Fascia/Heel Injection, or a Plantar fasciotomy.
Coming from personal experience, I highly recommend taking control of the situation before it gets worse, we only have one pair of feet, treat them kindly! Attached below is a plantar fasciitis protocol that explains in further detail what this condition is, recommended treatment options, and alternative suggestions for prevention and care of plantar fasciitis.
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