Runners plantar fasciitis is a common limitation or injury that many distance runners and endurance athletes experience. Plantar fasciitis is usually inflammation, tear, or stress of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of tissue that starts from the heel and spreads through to the ball of your foot. A runner’s plantar fascia can tear and become inflamed by overuse or improper footwear.
Symptoms of Runners Plantar Fasciitis
- Pain in the arch of foot and in the heel
- Pain occurs during sleep and in the mornings
- Painful during running, especially at the beginning of a run
- Overtraining: Running too many miles
- Tight Calf Muscles and/or Achilles Tendon
- High Arches in the Foot
- Overpronation in the Ankle
- Worn-out Shoes or Improper Shoes that don’t fit your foot.
Treatment of Runners Plantar Fasciitis
- Stop or Reduce Running Mileage
- Run on Softer Surfaces (Trail, Track, etc.)
- Roll a Golf Ball under Foot along Plantar Fascia, multiple times a day.
- Stretch Calves and Achilles Tendon
- Properly Fitted Running Shoes
- Icing: Ice Wraps for Runners Plantar Fasciitis