Stop: Don't Go Running Without a Warm Up

Plantar Fasciitis is also called “policeman's heel.” You can see how it could develop. Cops breaking into a sprint to catch the bad guy. It’s nearly a crime…the Plantar Fasciitis, we mean.


For runners motivated by health, it’s ironic and painful. The sharp stab or deep ache in the middle of the heel along the arch of the foot when they first take off on a run intended to keep fit is a sharp reminder something’s amiss.


Plantar Fasciitis-related heel pain tends to strike when runners neglect to stretch their calf muscles prior to a run. Competitive runners who over-train on hills and inclines can develop Plantar Fasciitis.


Activities that place a lot of stress on your heel—like long-distance running—can lead to Plantar Fasciitis. Some runners find that the pain subsides during a run once the feet are warmed up. But even if the pain subsides, that doesn’t mean a runner doesn’t need medical attention.

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia) becomes inflamed. Stabbing pain that occurs with your first steps in the morning is a sign. While common in runners, people who are overweight and those who wear shoes with inadequate support have an increased risk of plantar fasciitis.


The plantar fascia is intended to act like a shock-absorbing bowstring, supporting the arch in your foot. When tension and/or stress on that bowstring become too great, tears can begin to show up in the fascia. Repetitive stretching and tearing causes the fascia to become inflamed and sore.


Put an end to the arresting pain that Plantar Fasciitis can cause by contacting Podiatry Associates P,C. today. We have four offices across metro Denver to treat your foot maladies, no matter what age you are, children to adults.


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  • Castle Pines, 7505 Village Square Drive, Suite 101
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Founder Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM heads up a team of experts including:

Dr. Jennifer Molner, DPT

Dr. Brian Oase, DPM

Dr. Daniel Clymer, DPM

Dr. Patrick Thompson

Dr. Deann Hofer


Our elite group of practitioners specializes in podiatry, orthotics and physical therapy, providing the continuum of care that active people rely on over a lifetime. Call us today at 303-805-5156.

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