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Cold weather and short days typically take cardio from the pavement into the gym. One of the most popular pieces of equipment in the gym is the elliptical machine.
Elliptical trainer machines can provide a great workout for all fitness levels, but improper use can increase the risk of plantar fasciitis – especially in women. Mitigate your risk by following these guidelines:
“Feel the burn” at the gym, but don’t ignore aches and pains. Visit WakeMed Rehabilitation for more information on managing and treating exercise-related injuries. Learn more about plantar faciitis in a previous blog from Chris Billiar, a WakeMed physical therapist.
Hope Choplin is a fitness specialist with WakeMed Healthworks and is a frequent contributor to WakeMed Voices.
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