HOW DO WE GET PLANTAR FASCIITIS?
According to Wesley Miller, PT, FAAOMPT, who works with runners in Asheville, NC, “There are two groups of people that are more likely than others to have plantar fascia issues. One is those with high, stiff arches that don’t move sufficiently enough to allow for easy shock absorption and, two, are those with arches that fall from a medium to flatter position (navicular drop) during motion.”
Like your IT band, and patellofemoral complex, Miller, says the plantar fascia are passive shock absorbers. This means that when ground reaction forces get higher than your muscles can tolerate (like during running) the plantar fascia takes on more load. So, he says, in general, “the more mileage you do, the more susceptible you are to foot issues.”