Common Running and hiking injuries (Plantar Fasciitis)

One of the common injuries during running or hiking is plantar Fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue in the bottom of the foot. Symptoms in acute stage would be a constant pain and pain by weight bearing on the effected foot.

Treatment: Rest, stretching, use ice if it is in an acute stage. Modifying your activity level would be a good idea and finding what the cause of the problem was to begin with.

Usually your massage therapist should be able to identify the cause and they would be able to treat the effected area and give you some correct stretches and strengthening techniques to get you back to your activity daily living.


Sibylle's picture

Shem, Are their early


Are their early warning signs that a runner should heed to avoid a full blown injury?  We all know how it goes,  the little pains here and there easily get ignored and before you know it Plantar fasciitis or achilles tendonitis is preventing you from running for months.

Plantar fasciitis

Some early warning symptoms include: pain occuring with the first few steps after non-weight-bearing - for example, getting out of bed in the morning or after periods of sitting. The pain lessens after 30 to 40 minutes of activity, then intensifies again two to three hours later with continued activity. Good stretching is the best perventative measure for this as well as icing post activity - and of course massage!

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