Plantar Fasciitis or Something Else? What to Consider When That Heel Pain Doesn't Improve

September 17, 2014 3:40 PM

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Plantar Fasciitis or Something Else? What to Consider When That Heel Pain Doesn't Improve

If you are one of the estimated 53 million people who run or jog in America (Outdoor Foundation's Outdoor Participation Report), you may have already heard about plantar fasciitis, a painful condition affecting the heel and one of the most common problems among running enthusiasts. Plantar fasciitis is defined as inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot (National Library of Medicine).

While there is a variety of solutions for plantar fasciitis, one of the simplest recommendations is to change shoes because running shoes begin to lose their structural support as the mileage accrues. When that doesn't help, some runners try orthotics or change orthotics to ease their pain. Others s...

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