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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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#561 Which runners need a fracture walking boot for plantar fasciitis?

The reality is, there are only two kinds of runners that I think really need a fracture walking boot for plantar fasciitis. The runners who don’t mind losing all their running fitness and the other group of runners who really need a fracture walking boot for plantar fasciitis are those that basically assume they have the wrong diagnosis. Which kind of runners really do need a fracture walking boot for plantar fasciitis? Is it somebody with mild plantar fasciitis? Moderate plantar fasciitis? Severe plantar fasciitis? And that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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#425 Should I get a plantar fascia injection so I can run?

A runner just asked a great question about when runners should get a plantar fasciitis injection so she can run.

If you’ve signed up for the Runner’s Heel Pain Course, or you’ve listened to the podcasts on Runner’s Heel Pain about plantar fasciitis in runners, you’ve probably heard me say that I don’t inject most runners with cortisone when they have plantar fasciitis.

The way I break it down is that it depends on one of three different scenarios.

“Should I get a plantar fascia injection so I can run?”

That’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#410 Top 5 Heel Pain Takeaways from IFAF Sonoma

This episode comes from a medical conference last week.

I was asked to give a couple of different lectures on running injuries at the International Foot and Ankle Foundation meeting in Sonoma, California.

One of the sessions was about runner’s heel pain and the differences between normal everyday patients and runners.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about the top five differences between normal patients with heel pain and runners.

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#150 Single most important treatment for plantar fasciitis in a runner.

Today, on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about the single best treatment for plantar fasciitis in runners. If you are running and you get plantar fasciitis, you probably want to get back to running as soon as possible. Many doctors will tell you to quit running. Doctors may also recommend lots of […]

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