What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a strong, thick band of tissue on the bottom of the foot that runs from the heel to the toes. Repetitive stress to this structure can cause pain and inflammation at the bottom of the heel and cause difficulty with standing, walking, running and negotiating stairs. Risk factors include prolonged jogging, prolonged standing, improper footwear, and collapsed arches (flat feet). The repetitive pulling of the tissue on the heel bone causes localized, sharp pain on the bottom of the heel. The symptoms tend to be worse in the morning and taking the first step out of bed will usually cause significant pain at the bottom of the foot.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?
- Pain and swelling around any portion of the ankle
- Pain with standing, walking, or running
- Limited movement of the ankle
- Pain on the bottom of the foot or into the shin
- Loss of balance and stability while upright
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis results from repetitive strain to the ligament of the foot sole. This strain can be from excessive running or walking, inadequate footwear, or an injury from landing after a jump.
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