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Plantar fasciitis is a common painful foot condition of the heel and soles of the foot. It is characterized by inflammation or deterioration of the plantar fascia of the foot. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue that originates from the your heel bone, extends along the sole of the foot and inserts at the base of the toes The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot.

 

Plantar fasciitis

 

Plantar fasciitis is a common painful foot condition of the heel and soles of the foot. It is characterized by inflammation or deterioration of the plantar fascia of the foot. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue that originates from the your heel bone, extends along the sole of the foot and inserts at the base of the toes The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot.

The most common cause of plantar are overuse of the plantar fascia, increase in physical activity, or weight gain. It is commonly associated with long periods of weight bearing and is much more prevalent in individuals with flat feet or fallen arches.

Plantar fasciitis pain is usually felt on the underside of the heel and is often most intense with the first steps of the day. Those with plantar fasciitis often have difficulty bringing their toes toward the shin and is usually due to tightness of the gastrocnemius muscle or Achilles tendon.

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