Plantar Fasciitis

One of the Most Common Causes of Foot Pain

Planter Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis: One of Most Common Causes of Foot Pain

One of the most common causes of foot pain is plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis is pain and inflammation in a band of tissue – plantar fascia along the bottom of the foot that connects the heel to the toes.

This issue is common in runners as well as people who are overweight, or those who have poor support in their shoes.

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

This condition usually arises when the plantar fascia, which is supposed to act as a shock absorbing support in your arch, gets too much tension and tears form in the band of tissue.  When this tissue is stretched and torn repetitively, it becomes inflamed and irritated.

Risk Factors

There are many factors that increase the risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

Ignoring plantar fasciitis or chronic heel pain is not the answer.  To avoid or minimize plantar fasciitis pain, someone will change the way they walk, and this can cause additional problems in your feet, knees, back, and hips.

Tests | Diagnosis

To help diagnose your condition, your doctor will check for points of tenderness on your foot, arch, and ankle.  In some cases, an x-ray may be done to make sure your symptoms are not a stress fracture or a pinched nerve.

Drugs | Treatments


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