Plantar fasciitis is one of those ailments that too many runners have to deal with on way too regular of a basis.
And it’s a shame, because in almost every case, plantar fasciitis is completely preventable.
As I continue to narrow my scope when it comes to the content I create, my ideal coaching clients, and the reason that I do what I do, it always comes back to helping runners avoid running injuries in their training and racing.
Especially the more common injuries, like plantar fasciitis.
A Video Course on Plantar Fasciitis
When I created this course on plantar fasciitis, my goal was to give an all-inclusive look at the issue.
Too often, websites, blogs, and YouTube videos focus on relieving the symptoms of plantar fasciitis without spending any time looking at the causes (other than saying running causes plantar fasciitis) or giving actionable steps you can take to prevent plantar fasciitis from ever coming back.
And that’s where my course differs from many of the other available options that are on the market today.
In my Runner Problems:Plantar Fasciitis video course, we start at square one and address what the plantar fascia even is, and why it’s so important to runners (and human beings in general). Honestly, without our plantar fascia running would be virtually impossible, and so I think there is a lot of value for runners in knowing exactly what the plantar fascia is and the roll that it plays.
The next video in the course talks about exactly what plantar fasciitis is, and what causes the problem. While many times, pain in the bottom of a runner’s foot may in fact be plantar fasciitis, there are other things that could be a problem. Too often, any foot pain in runners is assumed to be plantar fasciitis, but by making the wrong assumption about whether or not foot pain is plantar fasciitis you can actually make the problem quite a bit worse. Knowing the technical aspects of plantar fasciitis, as well as some of the common causes (which include a lot more activities than just running), decreases the chances that you’ll make the wrong assumptions about the discomfort that you’re experiencing in your foot/feet.
Knowing the causes and technical aspects of plantar fasciitis is well and good, but being able to recognize some of the most telling signs and symptoms is another key component of this course. Of all of the ways that people describe the pain associated with plantar fasciitis, there are two key questions that I always ask to anyone that thinks they may be dealing with plantar fasciitis. Depending on your answer to these questions, as well as knowing a couple of other things to be aware of, you can pretty much know for certain whether you’re dealing with plantar fasciitis or something else entirely.
At this point, it’ll be pretty clear whether or not you’ve got a case of plantar fasciitis or not. If you come to the conclusion that you do have it, the next video provides you with all of the ammunition you’ll need to get rid of the aches and pains. Between my 10+ years of working with athletes in a variety of sports, as well as treating my own cases of plantar fasciitis a couple of times, I’m providing tried and true tactics for getting rid of the pain. I’ll be honest, the methods I describe and demonstrate in this video aren’t anything Earth shattering, and I’m in no way promising instant relief, but they are very effective if you implement the tactics consistently at completely eliminating the pain associated with plantar fasciitis.
The next video is my favorite video of the course, because to me it is easily the most valuable part of the entire course. In this video, I’ll be explaining and demonstrating the actions you should take if you want to make sure that you never have to deal with plantar fasciitis again. If you’ve had plantar fasciitis once, you probably don’t want to deal with it again. Yet if you don’t make any changes to your regular routine, odds are the symptoms will be back. But preventing plantar fasciitis is really easy if you know what steps to take (and you actually take them!). In this video, I’m demonstrating the exercises I do that have kept me plantar fasciitis free for the past 5 years.
In the last of the main videos of the course (not including the intro and the finale) I talk about some of the common products available that claim to help relieve plantar fasciitis symptoms. Some of the products are better than others, but (spoiler alert) I honestly feel that the products are more like band aids than cures.
Break the Plantar Fasciitis Cycle
If you’re ready to stop dealing with plantar fasciitis once and for all, there’s never been a better time to break the cycle than now.
Too many runners deal with the pain and discomfort of plantar fasciitis, thinking that it’s an unfortunate by-product of running.
So if you’re ready to get rid of plantar fasciitis once and for all, this video course is exactly what you need!