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Are people with chronic anterior compartment syndrome more susceptible to plantar fasciitis ?

Question: Are people with chronic anterior compartment syndrome more susceptible to plantar fasciitis ?

I am an active 55 year old who enjoys jogging for fittness. About 9 months ago I had chronic anterior compartment syndrome in both shins. This manifested after engaging in exercise walking rather than jogging. Looking back I did have these symptoms occasionally from fast walking in the past but only as a result of singular events and not proloned. After diagnosis and adjustments to my walking technique I am free from this problem.

However, I now seem to have developed plantar fasciitis.

My concern is whether the adjustments to my walking and running technique with more relaxed shin muscles and ankle on landing has contributed to the plantar fasciitis. The technique also includes having feet parallel, rather than pointing outwards and landing more on the outside of the foot and heel, rather than the centre of the heel, so no over-pronation which is considered a cause of plantar fasciitis.

My pain from the plantar fasciitis is located on the front, inside of both heels and is aggravated by strenuous walking and jogging.

Eddie O

Answer:

No.....its just that the mechanical cause of the compartment syndrome, may have manifested as stress in the Plantar Fascia as well.
Look for a larger mechanical cause to the problem ie: muscle imbalance, pronation, footwear, flexibility etc..

Answer:

Hi Eddie could we have an update on your condition please, am very interested