Plantar Fasciitis

Definition

            Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the fascia which is fibrous band of tissue that reaches from the heel bone to the base of the toes.  The Plantar Fascia supports the muscles and the arch of the foot. When the Plantar Fascia is stretched, tiny tears may occur in its surface which causes inflammation and pain of the Plantar Fascia. 

 

Symptoms

  • Pain in the arch of the foot and front or center of the heel

  • First step pain, especially in the morning

  • Pain when standing after rest

  • Pain after exercising

 

Causes

  • Poor footwear

  • Poor foot mechanics

  • Having tight Achilles tendons "calf muscle"

  • Having a flat foot or very high arch

  • Increasing activity level too fast

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What is plantar fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis

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