I just got over a bout of plantar fasciitis or heel pain. The plantar fascia is a long ligament that attached to the base of the heel bone and supports the arch of the foot. It is a common problem in runners and there is so much crap written about it on running websites and so many snake oil salesman on the web touting their magical cure that ‘doctors don’t even know about’. WTF?
Good to see some science based commonsense being written about it in some places (I picked up this one on Twitter as I noticed a lot of physical therapists re-tweeting it, so that says something about it. If you got plantar fasciitis read it and take notice of it and don’t fall for the hucksters! … the article has even been translated into Vietnamese.