Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a portion of tissue that runs from the underside of the heel to the bones in the middle of the foot. The plantar fascia acts as a cushion when pressure is applied to the heel and supports the arch of the foot during movement.

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

The primary symptom is a sensation of pain on the underside of the heel; pain is usually heightened after sleep or periods of rest.

Who will suffer from Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is common and anyone could experience it in their lifetime. However, people who are overweight, people with sedentary jobs and those who walk or stand for long periods of time are more likely to suffer with the condition.

Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Often this condition can be improved by resting the heel and taking over the counter pain relief. People with this condition may also wish to consider changing their footwear for something more supportive and doing regular exercises to stretch out the Achilles tendon and the plantar fascia.

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