WHAT IS IT? Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common sources of heel pain, and is experienced by thousands of Australians at any given time. It is an irritation to the plantar fascia (the thick band of ligamentous tissue running along the sole of the foot), causing sharp pain, swelling and stiffness at the base of the heel. In most cases, this irritation is caused by overstretching of the fascia. Plantar fasciitis commonly presents with intense morning pain, and pain after
Have you sprained your ankle? Fractured a bone? Recovering from Achilles tendinopathy? Try the assisted calf raise! When recovering from any injury involving the ankle, at some point you will be required to strengthen up the surrounding muscles of the ankle particularly the calves (plantarflexors). The calf is an integral muscle used in everyday motion as well as performance and exercise.
Without adequate strength and power provided from the calf during gait, compensatory s