A foot strike is how your foot connects with the ground during each step. If you experience foot pain while running, a common cause is a disruption in how your foot strikes or impacts the ground. This constant repetition of a poor striking pattern can lead to chronic foot, ankle, and knee pain. If not corrected, it can ultimately result in hip and lower back pain as well. There are three main striking patterns that increase your potential risk of injury and experiencing some form of chronic foot pain.
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Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament, the thick band of tissue that connects your heel to the front of your foot. The inflammation can be caused by a repetitive motion such as running, step aerobics, or added pressure from gaining weight. Another, more common ways it’s described is heel or arch pain. It often feels like a burning sensation shooting through the bottom of your foot.
Topics: Heel Pain
Heel pain affects many people and can stop them from participating in some of their favorite activities and can impede mobility. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. This condition develops over time and eventually causes a significant amount of pain in the heels for patients throughout New Hampshire.