Treating A Runner With Proximal Plantar Fasciitis, Hip Pain And A Limb Length Discrepancy
- Volume 26 - Issue 7 - July 2013
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In this case, the heel pain was being perpetuated by the continued need for further collapse of the left foot to shorten the longer limb. This was not a symptom producer for everyday walking but because of the increased demands placed on the foot during running — the theory that during running, forces on the foot are increased by three times that of body weight and are three times that for everyday walking — the limb length discrepancy recurrently precipitated the calcaneal symptomatology.
Dr. D’Amico is a Professor in the Division of Orthopedic Sciences at the New York College ofPodiatric Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. D’Amico is in private practice in New York City.