The effects of a rigid shoe midsole on plantar fasciitis in runners

Kasey R Parker
Plantar fasciitis is a common overuse injury in runners accounting for almost 10% of all injuries. (45) An excessively flexible shoe midsole or shank may be at fault for the development of plantar fasciitis in runners because of the unnecessary stretching of the plantar fascia ligament. (9;12;48) The main purpose of the study was to assess whether a change in shoe midsole flexibility would influence gait behavior and/or accelerate recovery time from plantar fasciitis. Method....
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