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

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Pain in the Rear: Understanding Deep Gluteal Syndrome

Deep gluteal syndrome, formerly referred to as piriformis syndrome, is an overuse syndrome characterized by buttock pain accompanied by symptoms of sciatica. The condition is often caused by the sciatic nerve becoming entrapped and impinged around the piriformis muscle in the sub-gluteal space.

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August 18, 2017

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New Clinical Guidelines for Low Back Pain Say “No!” to Drugs

With an opioid epidemic raging in the United States and a wave of obesity and sedentary living that promotes chronic low back pain, clinicians are seeking ways to treat and resolve back pain that are efficacious, safe and effective. In 2017, the American College of Physicians (ACP) updated its Guidelines for treating low back pain, […]

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February 23, 2018

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