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The Training For Trekking Podcast

Mar 30, 2020

In this episode, I interview expert podiatrist Damian Gough, and he dives deep into the common hiking problem of plantar fasciitis. Inside he explains what it actually is, and the proven ways a hiker can overcome it.
Plantar fasciitis is the bane of many hikers existence. We have all experienced it. And it is terrible. 
All too often I see hikers reaching out for help with this issue, but getting some incredibly poor information in return. 
So with this in mind, I invited Damian Gough, an experienced hiker and expert podiatrist on the show,to have a detailed exploration of the common issue of plantar foot pain for hikers. 
So if you are currently suffering from some type of plantar foot pain, if you have dealt with it in the past or even if you want to be prepared for it in the future, this episode will be a fantastic resource for you. 
You will learn:
  • A clear explanation and breakdown of over 25 commonly recommended 'solutions' to plantar fasciitis
  • What hikers should look for in recovery footwear when dealing with plantar heel pain
  • One of the most important areas to look for in regards to preventing any type of foot pain
  • The 'green light' approaches which are proven to work for reducing plantar heel pain
  • Some great tips to ensure you get the right fit for you when buying boots
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