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5 signs your plantar fasciitis is getting worse

A plantar fasciitis injury is one of the most annoying setbacks a runner can suffer. Remember that the plantar fascia runs from your heel bone to your toes, and creates the arches in your feet. When that connective tissue becomes inflamed at the heel, you’ve got plantar fasciitis. It can take a long time to heal, and sometimes feels like it gets worse before it gets better. But how do you know that it's actually getting worse? 1. The pain does not fade during the day A hallmark of plantar fasciitis is that it gets worse in the morning. After a night of rest and healing, it hurts a lot to put pressure on the inflamed point. Typically, after some...

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Is running on concrete bad?

There’s plenty of running surfaces to choose from, but most people are surrounded by the urban environment and that means concrete is the primary running surface. The question we hear a lot is, is running on concrete bad? Runners are often concerned about knee pain, but is concrete the culprit? What happens when you run on concrete Whenever you run you place downward pressure on your knees and ankles. This pressure is met by the surface you’re running on. Hard surfaces cannot absorb the pressure easily and so they reflect that energy back up into your joints. Concrete is one of the hardest surfaces to run on, which means most of the energy of your footfall is reflected back into...

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