It’s estimated that 93% of lower heel pain is caused by degeneration of the plantar fascia. However, in a 2003 study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, they found that in 84 patients with a chief complaint of plantar heel pain, more than 72 percent had a sensory disturbance of the medial calcaneal nerve and/or tarsal tunnel syndrome.1 What this means is that your heel pain may be nerve pain. Of course, you can have more than one cause of your heel pain. Often, chronic heel pain is a puzzle that needs to be solved in order to be treated effectively.
With gyms being closed or slowly phasing back in due to Covid, it seems like a lot of people have taken up running for the first time! Whether it’s to try and stay fit, or just to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air, there are lots of good reasons to take up running.
Here are a couple great ideas to take your rotator cuff strengthening and core stability exercises to the next level around the Christmas tree this season.
Have you ever wondered which was a better tool for successful strength training?