Plantar Fasciitis – Risk Factors

Plantar Fasciitis – Risk Factors

Are you at risk for developing Plantar Fasciitis?

In the previous episode, we described some mechanisms that may be present/painful if you have plantar fasciitis. Now we are going to expand on this a little more and describe risk factors that may predispose you to acquiring this condition. After observing multiple studies, there were 4 highly trending factors present with plantar fasciitis:

1. Decreased dorsiflexion (bringing your toes to your nose)
2. Excessive running mileage (especially after periods of inactivity)
3. High BMI in non-athletic populations (does not apply to athletic populations)
4. Weak posterior tibialis muscle (responsible for maintaining the arch through plantar-flexion motions)

If any of these apply to you, stay tuned for future videos that describe how to potentially prevent yourself from acquiring this condition or alleviate the symptoms you experience once it occurs!

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