Plantar Fasciitis Leg Pain

April 11, 2011 by  
Filed under plantar-fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis affects millions of people every year.  Reports of this injury tend to increase in the spring when we tend to spend more time outdoors.  But what if your painful plantar fasciitis also causes leg pain.  Does this mean you have a more severe case of plantar fasciitis or could it be something else that you need to worry about?

What many sufferers of plantar fasciitis don’t realize is that if you have an injury, imbalance or restrictions any where from you foot to your hamstrings, this can be a contributing factor to your plantar fasciitis pain.

While it’s true that plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, it usually takes a long period of time to develop.  It’s not an injury that simply comes on overnight.  Remember, it’s a repetitive strain injury.

People who experience leg pain combined with plantar fasciitis pain, most likely already have some sort of muscle restriction or imbalance in their leg.  For example, if you are a pronator, there is a good possibility that you will have the following 3 muscle restrictions:

  1. Hamstring restrictions in the biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus muscles
  2. Calf muscle restrictions in the gastrocnemius and soleus
  3. Quadricep restrictions

It has also been noted that if you have problems with your hip, ie: external or internal hip rotators, this could also be a contributing factor to your plantar fasciitis and leg pain.

If you can successfully eliminate the existing muscle imbalances and restrictions that already pre-exist then your chances of a complete recovery from plantar fasciitis increase significantly.  So you’re not going to eliminate these restrictions by wearing custom orthotic shoes or taking anti-inflammatories to mask your pain.

If you have plantar fasciitis flat feet, this is not a problem when trying to overcome plantar fasciitis.  Flat feet is NOT the cause of plantar fasciitis.

So what is the best plantar fasciitis treatment that can get to the root cause of your foot pain and help repair any muscle imbalances that you may have?

Well, you don’t have to waste hundreds of dollars of your hard earned cash going back and forth to doctors, podiatrists or physical therapy appointments.  Forget about washing down fistfuls of anti-inflammatories on a daily basis that really only mask your pain for a few hours.  Never ever worry about invasive plantar foot surgery or painful cortisone shots in your foot.

In fact, the cure for plantar fasciitis and leg pain is incredibly simple!

All it really takes are 5 simple, step-by-step techniques that you can do from the comfort of your own living room, while watching your favorite television show without the need for any special exercise equipment or gadgets!

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