Treating Plantar Fasciitis in Runners: Load Bearing Treatment Accelerates Recovery

For dedicated runners, heel pain that will not go away is frustrating and takes the joy out of running. Ignoring the pain may work for a while, but eventually, you will need to seek treatment if you are ever going to enjoy running again.

In the past, treatment for plantar fasciitis involved mostly stretching of the calf muscles and Achilles tendon, along with orthotic inserts. However, new research has revealed that a load bearing approach that strengthens all of the structures surrounding the plantar fascia may accelerate healing and prevent recurring episodes of plantar fasciopathy.

 

Treating Plantar Fascitis in Runners