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#595 2 reasons stretching the plantar fascia is bad for runners

Yesterday, I saw a runner who has plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common condition affecting the foot in runners.

When a runner gets plantar fasciitis, it is often because the plantar fascia ligament is too tight. The tight ligament becomes overstretched and strained. Heel pain is the result.

Since it is safe to assume that the plantar fascia ligament on the bottom of the foot is just way too tight, you may want to stretch it. But with every potential treatment comes risk.

Stretching the plantar fascia can be risky and has the potential to cause more trouble for a couple of reasons.

Today, on the Doc on the Run Podcast, we’re talking about two reasons that stretching the plantar fascia can be bad for runners.

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#315 How a runner with a plantar fascia rupture talks himself into surgery

A partial rupture of the plantar fascia can be a truly debilitating injury for a runner.

It’s much worse than plantar fasciitis. You take time off. It starts feel better. Then you run and it starts to feel worse again.

Because it can be so frustrating it becomes very easy to convince yourself that you need surgery.

In fact I was just having a conversation with an athlete who started to talk himself into surgery, even though he has absolutely no desire to have surgery one the plantar fascia.

His story highlights how easy it is to become frustrated, and how to overthink a mild setback in your recovery.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast were talking about how a runner with a plantar fascia rupture talks himself into surgery

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Can You Fix The Plantar Fascia After Surgery? Question from a Runner

Subscribe: iTunes | Android Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about what a runner can do to help the plantar fascia after plantar fascia surgery. Today’s podcast episode is based on a question sent in from one of our listeners. And before we get started, just to say thank you to […]

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