Plantar fasciitis in athletes
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries of the foot and the most frequent in sportsmen, especially in athletes and soccer players, as they are professionals who continuously expose this part of the body to a continuous and repetitive effort.
What is plantar fasciitis?
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is an inflammation of the tissue on the sole of the foot that links the calcaneus to the toes and forms the arch of the foot. It is a wide band of fibrous tissue very similar to a tendon, called fascia, which can sometimes become inflamed for various reasons, causing a sharp pain in the heel, which radiates throughout the sole of the foot, sometimes with an intense burning sensation.
Athletes, whether professional or amateurWhen running on hard surfaces or terrain, they subject their heels to an incessant exercise of percussion that generates continuous micro-traumas that end up being responsible for the inflammation and the pain that accompanies it. The biggest problem is that the injury ends up becoming chronic, throughout the competitive life of these athletes.
Prevention of plantar fasciitis in athletes
How to prevent plantar fasciitis?
Some ways to help treat plantar fasciitis include the following:
The use of templates can be helpful. Their function will depend on how your feet hurt and the type of treatment you are undergoing, but they can provide some relief by cushioning the impact or reducing the pressure on the bottom when walking or running without allowing too much stress on the heel area, which could cause more damage than before if done incorrectly
Exercise with plantar fasciitis
Cycling is a great way to exercise with plantar fasciitis. It is low impact and does not put too much pressure on the feet. Can be practiced indoors on an exercise bike or outdoors on a road bike.. Just make sure you wear comfortable shoes with good arch support.
Swimming is another low-impact activity that is ideal for people with plantar fasciitis. Water provides a natural resistance that helps strengthen the muscles and tendons surrounding the foot and ankle. Swimming is also a great cardiovascular exercise. Just make sure you wear comfortable shoes with good arch support.
Yoga is a great way to stretch and strengthen the muscles surrounding the foot and ankle. There are many different yoga postures that can help relieve plantar fasciitis pain. Just make sure you wear comfortable shoes with good arch support.
If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, do not despair: there are several things you can do to find relief. Try icing the foot, stretching the calf muscles and exercising regularly to help relieve pain and prevent recurrence. It is also essential to wear footwear with good arch support. If after trying these conservative measures you still feel pain, consult a doctor or physiotherapist about other treatment options, if you wish you can contact Clínica San Román.
Article prepared by Clínica San Román
Date of publication: 7-08-2017
Revision date 21-11-2022