Severity of Plantar Fasciitis

July 13, 2010 by  
Filed under plantar-fasciitis

When it comes to treating plantar fasciitis and getting relief from this stubborn injury, it’s not uncommon for sufferers to simply ask the question, “How severe is my plantar fasciitis?” or “Will my plantar fasciitis get worse, how fast and severe will my plantar fasciitis pain and symptoms increase?”

The simple answer is yes.  If you do nothing to get to the root cause of your plantar fasciitis pain, your foot pain will get worse.  But first I would like to dispel a myth about plantar fasciitis and it’s severity.

Tight calf muscles do NOT contribute to how severe your plantar fasciitis pain will be.

Ladies, if you wear high heels quite frequently there is a good probability that you suffer with tight calf muscles and they’re probably rock-hard.  I routinely see clients who are downhill ski and snowboard fanatics who suffer from extremely tight calves because of nature of their stance and frequent foot position of being up on their toes.

Now you’re probably wondering, what exactly is defined as tight calves?  I don’t want to put my neck out there and say that everyone who has tight calves will suffer from plantar fasciitis or it is the sole cause of your plantar fasciitis.

Can you guess where I’m going with this?

You can also experience foot pain problems if you have soft, mushy calf muscles. There are other calf muscles, like the posterior tibialis, that are crucial for supporting the arch and relieving strain on the plantar fascia.

So which category do you fall into; tight calves or soft mushy calves?

Based on my experience as a personal fitness trainer, I’ve seen clients with huge, tight calf muscles experience no foot problems or pain and on the other hand I’ve had client with tight calf muscles suffer from severe plantar fasciitis.  So you have to ask yourself why does one person with tight calf muscles suffer and the other have no plantar fasciitis problems at all?

Then there is the other case of soft, mushy calf clients who suffer from plantar fasciitis and others no pain or discomfort at all in their feet.

Is it a circumstance of tight or soft calf muscles?

The real truth is still out.  You could lock the most expert and qualified medical professionals in a room for weeks on end and I’m willing to bet they would not agree or identify tight or soft calf muscles as the definitive factor in plantar fasciitis suffering.

The main point to remember is that the longer you wait to treat plantar fasciitis, the longer your recovery will be but…

You don’t have to waste hundreds of dollars of your hard earned cash on custom shoes, podiatrist or doctors visits to get relief from plantar fasciitis…

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