Take Care of Your Calf & Shin Muscles to Help Ease Your Plantar Fasciitis
Your plantar fascia pain should not stop you from doing exercises you enjoy!
The video above addresses one specific potential cause for plantar fasciitis: soft tissue issues in the calf and shin.
Why Do I Have Plantar Fasciitis?
This is complicated - like most injuries, plantar fasciitis can result because of a number of different issues. Most commonly, plantar fasciitis occurs due to excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.
The plantar fascia gets stretched excessively when the ankle flexes too far forward (dorsiflexion) with walking and running. If you have a really flexible Achilles and calf, your ankle may have uncontrolled dorsiflexion.
The plantar fascia also gets stretched excessively when the arch collapses uncontrollably (pronation) while walking and running. If you have a low arch, your foot will be more susceptible to uncontrolled pronation
The muscles that control your arch are primarily found in your calf and shin. When the calf and shin muscles get repeatedly overstretched, they get irritated. And the result is soft tissue dysfunction.
What Can I Do To Fix My Plantar Fasciitis?
Foam rolling and utilizing a trigger point release are great options to calm soft tissue issues.
Soft tissue work likely won't help address the root cause of your plantar fasciitis. However, it can be a great quick fix to eliminate your pain. Just make sure you work on your biomechanics issues even if the soft tissue strategies solve your pain.
Remember, This Is Only The Start For Most Injury Recoveries...
The body is complicated and this is one small, but important piece to your injury recovery.
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