Plantar Fasciitis, Hamstrings & BMI
Reference:Labovitz J et al The Role of Hamstring Tightness in Plantar Fasciitis. Foot Ankle Spec. 2011 Mar 2.
This 2011 prospective cohort study showed that after controlling for covariates, patients with hamstring tightness were 8.7 times more likely to experience plantar fasciitis (P < .0001).
…and patients with BMI >35 were approximately 2.4 times more likely to experience plantar fasciitis compared with those with BMI <35 (P = .04).
What is unknown: Will stretching the hams and loosing weight actually be of benefit? I?m eagerly awaiting the follow-up study!
Posted on: March 25, 2011
Categories: Foot & Ankle