Category: Treatment Methods

Plantar fasciopathy is one of the most common causes in heel pain (1).  Though previously termed ‘plantar fasciitis’, due to patient presentation and pathological changes in tissue structure similar to those of tendinopathies, longstanding plantar fasciopathy is now considered a tendinopathy (2).  The plantar fascia is a thick, weblike connective tissue which supports the arch…

Continue Reading Injuries Unpacked #13: Plantar Faciopathy

Stress injuries begin as early-stage bone softening which, if poorly managed, can progress to full-blown fractures. Traditionally these injuries were managed by resting for 6-8 weeks before returning to physical activity, however this approach actually leaves patients worse off: with higher chance of re-injury and delayed return to sport timeframes (1). Our bones are constantly…

Continue Reading Injuries Unpacked #9: Why rest alone won’t fix a stress fracture…