Plantar Fasciitis
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Heel pain, one of THE worst running pains ever.  Many runners are WAY too familiar with the ligament known as the plantar fascia.  While training for my second marathon, I suddenly started feeling that pain in the heel on the bottom of the foot.  I didn’t realize what it was at first, so I initially ran through the pain.  BAD IDEA!!  Once I realized what the pain was, I stopped my training and let my foot heal. When the pain went away, I started running again, but the pain started to come back.  I knew that I needed to find what was causing the pain. Then, I learned an easy trick, and the pain was immediately gone and has never been back.  I share this trick with every one I know, and so far 100% success rate. 

The Trick to Getting Rid Of Plantar Fasciitis For Good!

Many times, running pain is caused by bad form and running too much and too fast- plantar fasciitis is no exception.  Once the pain starts, stop running and wait until the pain is gone before you start running again.  Now, for the trick- point your toe after each foot strike.  That’s it!  Easy right?  Almost too easy, but I promise it works!  When you point your toe, you are allowing the tendon to relax between foot strikes which prevents the plantar fascia from tearing.  Yes, stretching, massaging with a ball, and strength exercises are all great too, but pointing the toe is the trick to keeping plantar fasciitis away for good!

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Other Tips

Here’s some other great tips on how to get rid of plantar fasciits!

  • Start slow
  • Wear the right shoes- see video below
  • Stretch calves and bottom of feet
  • Deep tissue massage with tennis ball, golf ball, or rolling pin
  • If none of this works- see a doctor

Now get out there and run pain free!!

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