Plantar fasciitis is a problem that plagues many runners and non runners alike. Do conventional approaches work? They may help relieve, however some of the well worn approaches are questionable.
Most people with the condition may visit a podiatrist since they specialize in feet. The truth is that the feet are the point of impact but may not be the reason they hurt.
You may have had an injection, or had foot orthotics recommended or had been told to get a device that will stretch your calf at night. Sometimes, these approaches will relieve the condition but is the healthcare provider fully understanding why you developed the problem in the first place?
The most effective approach to resolving the problem will require your healthcare provider to look past the feet and look at how you walk, and understand why the way you walk is causing problems with impact from the ground up. This may be a good reason to see a sports chiropractor first.
I found this article that discusses many of the common treatments currently being promoted for the condition. Perhaps, you may also consider seeing a chiropractor who will look at your feet, legs, hips and body style which is the only way to fully understand why the problem has developed. If you take care of the condition properly, many other problems in the hips, knees and back may be avoided. If you are just looking at the point of impact, you are only seeing the surface of why your feet are now hurting.
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How to Treat and Prevent Plantar Fasciitis for Runners
By Sabrina Grotewold
Plantar fasciitis (or fasciosis) remains one of the most common foot injuries that dashes the training and racing hopes of many runners. Tell-tale signs of the condition include sharp pain in the heel when getting out of bed in the morning, and again when standing or walking after sitting for long periods. The tricky thing about plantar fasciitis/fasciosis is that many athletes can continue to run with symptoms—the condition has to be pretty severe to make a stubborn runner with a high pain threshold stop training. Even trickier: If a runner uses the right tools to treat plantar fasciitis/fasciosis, and commits to strengthening and stretching the affected area, he or she can continue to run at a low to moderate level until symptoms improve. Find out how to be that runner.