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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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#558 Where to run with plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and it’s also one of the most common reasons people actually go to the podiatrist. The fastest way to get it to calm down is to reduce the stress and strain to the plantar fascia ligament so that it’ll actually heal. So if you’re going to try to run, you have to do something to reduce the stress and strain to the plantar fascia ligament, while you’re running. Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about where to run when you have plantar fasciitis.

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#537 Runner’s heel pain that might be plantar fasciitis or insertional Achilles tendinitis

Today’s episode actually comes from something I read in one of the running forums where someone actually was saying that they were confused. They had been to see a couple of different doctors and had a couple of different recommendations because they had heel pain. The heel pain was in a little bit of an unusual area, the heel pain wasn’t exactly on the bottom, the heel pain wasn’t exactly on the back and it was sort of in the middle, right at the back of the heel where it curves around and they wanted to know what to do. Is it plantar fasciitis or insertional Achilles tendonitis? That’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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#457 Torn Plantar Fascia: If I run can it heal it later?

I had a really great question from a patient on a second opinion webcam visit.

“I have a partially torn plantar fascia. Can I keep running and let it heal later?”

He had purchased The Runner’s Heel Pain course and based on his self-diagnosis, he concluded that he definitely did not just have plantar fasciitis. It was more likely plantar fasciosis with a small tear in the plantar fascia.

Unfortunately, the treatment that we would normally do and normally recommend for somebody with a partial tear in the plantar fascia, well, he just cannot do right now. He does not have time to actually take off of his activity and stop running completely right now.

Today on the Doc On the Run podcast, we’re talking about Torn Plantar Fascia: If I run can it heal it later?

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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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#395 Plantar heel bursitis misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis

I was just doing a telemedicine call with a runner with a long history of plantar fasciitis, that has not been getting better. She had been doing stretches, icing, and even an injection of corticosteroids around the plantar fascia.

We were doing a second opinion telemedicine call to talk about what’s really going on. We talked about her whole history. She had been keeping track and has kept a pain journal.

During this one hour second opinion call, we figured out that she had been misdiagnosed.

We figured out she actually had bursitis on the bottom of the heel.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about plantar heel bursitis, misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis.

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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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#215 Plantar Fasciitis First Aid for Runners

When plantar fasciitis first starts, doctors call that an “acute case” of plantar fasciitis.

Acute plantar fasciitis (which just started) should be treated differently than chronic plantar fasciitis (that has been around for months).

There are 2 common mistakes runners make with plantar fasciitis.

There are also 3 things runners should so do right when plantar fasciitis begins if you really want it heal and get back to running as quickly as possible.

If you do everything right, you should notice a huge improvement in just a few days.

Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about first aid for plantar fasciitis in runners.

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Top 10 Myths About Plantar Fasciitis in Runners

Subscribe: iTunes | Android Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the top 10 myths about plantar fasciitis in runners. Plantar fasciitis Now look, there are a lot of myths surrounding plantar fasciitis, and plantar fasciitis is common, but you have to understand when you’re a runner that not all the […]

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