A couple of years ago, an ultra runner came in with pain in his foot. Pain that he had been dealing with for quite some time.
Regardless of what the experts have told you, plantar fasciitis is very rarely about your foot.
Like so many other running-related injuries, the reason you are left managing all of the things that go along with plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) comes down to the same things.
No matter how much your mind leans towards thinking that stretching is necessary, the reality is, it just isn’t capable of doing much in the way of preventing an injury or improving performance.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stretch. What’s more important is, how and when you choose to stretch.
Runner’s Knee: Arriving Right On Time
Although they’re not acknowledged in the mainstream media, when it comes to running injuries, there are a couple of constants that ring true.
The reason why you’re dealing with plantar fasciitis is about much more than what fits your feet.
In order for a ball to come into the strike zone at upwards of 90 mph, there has to be much more to a pitcher’s delivery than just a strong arm. Or even a longer arm that has the potential for more leverage (i.e., whip).
Fitting Running Shoes: Pseudoscience that Hurts
If I had to guess, I would say the lady that was crying right in front of me was no more than 34 years old. Up until now, she had been in this Luke’s Locker to be fitted for the same neutral running shoe year after year.