Preventing Plantar Fasciitis
Written on April 16, 2008 at 6:50 pm, by Eric Cressey
Q: Another guy from my favorite basketball team went on the injured list with plantar fasciitis this week. What can be done to prevent this?
A: Welcome to professional basketball!
The average NBA player has very little dorsiflexion range of motion (ankle). The only way the epidemic of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinosis, high ankle sprains, and patellofemoral pain is going to stop is if the players quite wearing 10-pound high top sneakers and taping their ankles.
Or, at the very least, lose the tape and focus on barefoot training, low-top shoes off the court, and plenty of ankle mobility work.
Just ask Shaun Livingston: