High-load strength training for plantar fasciitis

Can 1 simple exercise really make an impact on persistent heel pain?

Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a reported as one of the most common injuries and ailments of runners. Often, the treatment plan consists of steroids injections, splinting, massage or stretching.

The authors of this article estimate, however, that even with these approaches up to 40% of patients continue to have symptoms after 2 years.

A new exercise regimen called high-load strength training is proposed, and the objective is to stimulate load in a way that encourages collagen production and speedy recovery of PF. 


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