When it comes to Plantar Fasciitis, the Guru recommends dealing with the WHY it’s overstretched

March 30, 2015

Hi there,
I am a runner and have the telltale signs of Plantar Fasciitis. It started initially with heel pain and has now spread to my arch and feels particularly painful first thing in the morning or getting up from my desk throughout the day. Do you think physio would help with this?

Many thanks



March 30, 2015

Hi Caroline

Hold fire – not yet….

PF is an over stretch problem – you’ve over stretched your PF over a period of time and is now painful. You need to deal with why it’s over stretched a not just making it feel better…

Golden rules are….no matter how tight it feels or what you read don’t stretch your calf, poke your PF or run on it to eventually make it feel better.

Instead release your calf (roller/massage), don’t go bare footed, try some temporary off the shelf orthotics or wear decent kicks (the trick is you PF must feel better with the footwear), practice your single leg balance – don’t let your foot/knee roll in. Hold for 30″ lots of times during the day.

Give this a try for 5 days – if it’s improving then stay away, if not get back in touch….

The Guru

Six Physio

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