Runner’s distribute huge amounts of foot pounds (pun intended) with each step. That can cause havoc on feet.
One major malady that can occur is a condition known as plantar fasciitis.
It’s a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot and is a common cause of heel pain commonly called a heel spur. Plantar fasciitis is the correct term to use when there is active inflammation. Plantar fasciosis is more accurate when there is no inflammation but chronic degeneration instead.
Acute plantar fasciitis is defined as inflammation of the origin of the plantar fascia and fascial structures around the area. Plantar fasciitis or fasciosis is usually just on one side. In about 30 per cent of all cases, both feet are affected.
Read the rest of my patient guide on plantar fasciitis, which is on my clinic website, by clicking here.