So-called plantar fasciitis and iliotibial band syndrome are neither. They’re not where the pain is!

In my humble opinion, both the condition doctors and podiatrists call plantar fasciitis and I call nociceptive foot pain (NFP), and the pain in the knee that sports physicians call iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) and I call nociceptive lateral knee pain (NLKP), are states of nociceptive or warning pain, and these problems do not lie in the location of their respective pains.

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The best approach is presented in my latest ebook, The Plantar Fasciitis Mechanic, now available in stores, and I’m hereby offering 10 copies for free to anyone interested.

Here is the link to my BookFunnel site, which makes the download of The Plantar Fasciitis Mechanic an easy process:

I wish to move on from what I consider to be a “cased solved,” to my favorite and now closer to home topic – safe exercise with a major health challenge. That is, Ironman with progressive peripheral arterial disease (PAD) – damn!

Here is the gist of my approach, as an infographic, with the critical benefit-risk assessment process at it’s core. The book addresses the many things I’ve learned about this fascinating topic, over the last nine years since finding my abdominal aortic aneurysm. I STILL want to get to Kona, so I can’t screw around – tempus fugit, meaning I’m getting to be bloody old!

There are more variables to consider than your personal desire or the opinions of your physicians.

If you have any questions about NFP or NLKP, just comment below, or email me (

Wishing y’all happy trails,


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Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.