Friday, April 29, 2005

Sof Sole: Plantar Fasciitis - Doctors Corner ; Blog

Plantar Fasciitis - Doctors Corner :

"PROBLEM: Plantar Fasciitis also known as heel pain is the name given to a strain, pull or partial tear of the Plantar Fascia.

CAUSE: Overuse injuries"

Plantar Fasciitis is the name given to a strain, pull or partial tear of the plantar fascia. The Plantar Fascia is a tough, slightly elastic ligament that runs along the arch of the foot from the front of the heel to the base of the toes. As with other overuse injuries, the plantar fascia becomes injured when excessive forces are applied and/or the structure is inadequately prepared for those forces. The excessive forces usually involve some form of training error and/or biomechanical fault. Preparation for those forces, such as thorough warm-up followed by Achilles and Fascial stretching while wearing stable, well-constructed sport-specific athletic shoes, often is proven to be inadequate in retrospective analysis.

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