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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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#237 Top 3 clues of a plantar fascia rupture in a runner

Plantar fasciitis is by far the most common cause of arch pain in runners.

Not surprisingly, most runners who get heel pain or arch pain think they have plantar fasciitis.

But sometimes runners have a more serious injury where there is actually a rip, a tear or what doctors referred to as a partial rupture of the plantar fascia ligament.

The problem with this more serious injury is that it doesn’t get better with the same treatments that will help plantar fasciitis.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about the top 3 clues of a plantar fascia rupture in a runner.

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