I have treated two very different people with plantar fasciitis. They both do lots of running and are fit and healthy, one runs for fitness and enjoyment, the other is a developing footballer.
They both have plantar fasciitis due to stressing the deep posterior fascia highlighted in the diagram in green.
The footballer the pain is more in the arch and towards the toes and the runner is more towards the ankle and the heel.
Both cases their running style was the cause and I had to get them to adopt each others style to cure their problem!
Opposite Problems same issue: Plantar Fasciitis
The runner was Darren who was in his late 40s and ran about 5km 3 times a week in addition to frequent long walks. Darren had developed heel and ankle pain during and post running. If he stopped running for a few weeks it would repair only to reoccur if he started running again which was frustrating.
The second was Mason who was only 10 and a up and coming footballer of some skill, left footed and very fast. Mason was struggling with his back when crossing the ball into the box and his feet when running. When Mason was doing static drills or practicing his kicks were fine and his feet and back did not hurt only in game situations.
Darren's issue was that his stride length was very short and fast and he landed on his toes. Mason's issue was that his stride length was massive and he leant forward too much resulting in massive speed but not able to control, his posture was like a sprinter just out of the blocks.
I had to work with each of them to do the opposite, in Darren's case increase his stride length by driving more from take off leg and lifting knee more along with leaning forwards slightly to help with momentum.
In Mason's case it was to be more upright with a shorter stride length and faster leg turn over to maintain his speed. This helped his foot placement when kicking the ball and stopped his feet hurting.
Both Darren and Mason are doing their respective activities pain free and not aggravating other parts of their body to compensate. They went through a treatment process with me and a progressing well.
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